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    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 19th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    Best paint for skirting boards
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    • 19th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
    Best paint for skirting boards 19th Mar 17 at 4:23 PM
    I'm going to paint my skirting boards tomorrow (white) what's the best paint I should get?
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 19th Mar 17, 5:54 PM
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    Get a trade paint - dulux or johnstones - in eggshell or satinwood. Make sure to lightly sand the skirting first to provide a key, and clean before painting. hth
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 19th Mar 17, 5:56 PM
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    Or gloss. I've just gone back to gloss after years of satinwood. I've seen the light.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 19th Mar 17, 6:01 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:01 PM
    Don't forget undercoat first before the top coat of gloss or satinwood.
    • adandem
    • By adandem 19th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
    I've started using Zinnser perma white, very easy to use and great results.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:37 PM
    Don't use 'Trade' paint.
    Dulux Non Drip Gloss is the best for 'amateurs'.
    HTH
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 20th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 5:02 PM
    Went with Dulux Trade quick dry gloss in pure brilliant white and I am very happy with the results. Just the walls to do tomorrow and I'm done.
    Last edited by worried jim; 21-03-2017 at 9:35 AM.
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    • ritesh
    • By ritesh 21st Mar 17, 1:04 AM
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    Or gloss. I've just gone back to gloss after years of satinwood. I've seen the light.
    Originally posted by EssexExile
    What's the problem with Satinwood?

    I have not had an issue with it. My skirting was painted in Satinwood over 5 years ago and still looks good.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 21st Mar 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:18 AM
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    • 21st Mar 17, 10:18 AM
    What's the problem with Satinwood?

    I have not had an issue with it. My skirting was painted in Satinwood over 5 years ago and still looks good.
    Originally posted by ritesh
    I don't like the look of it, I prefer gloss. I also like Artex & carpets. As you may be able to tell I don't follow fashion.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 21st Mar 17, 2:28 PM
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    Went with Dulux Trade quick dry gloss in pure brilliant white and I am very happy with the results. Just the walls to do tomorrow and I'm done.
    Originally posted by worried jim

    Geat stuff, nothing beats that satisfied feeling after finishing a paint job
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 21st Mar 17, 2:29 PM
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    Doesnt gloss tend to yellow though? Thats why I've been using eggshell
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 21st Mar 17, 3:06 PM
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    Doesnt gloss tend to yellow though? Thats why I've been using eggshell
    Originally posted by lauraland
    Oil based paint will.

    Eggshell and gloss are available in oil and water based.
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 21st Mar 17, 3:58 PM
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    Just finished, lovely crisp white wood against slate gray walls. Very happy and about to have some beers.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
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    • lauraland
    • By lauraland 21st Mar 17, 4:29 PM
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    Oil based paint will.

    Eggshell and gloss are available in oil and water based.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    Ahh, thats it - its water based eggshell ive been using
    I got ham but i'm not a hamster.....
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 22nd Mar 17, 7:27 AM
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    Geat stuff, nothing beats that satisfied feeling after finishing a paint job
    Originally posted by lauraland
    I think the feeling I get when my wife finishes a paint job might trump it.
    'A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they'll never sit in.'
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 28th Mar 17, 1:55 PM
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    Don't use 'Trade' paint.
    Dulux Non Drip Gloss is the best for 'amateurs'.
    HTH
    Originally posted by firefox1956
    I found non-drip to be an absolute ball ache to use. I much prefer Dulux professional liquid gloss.
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