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Advice on white gloss paint - is the water based paint any good?

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TanDiyTanDiy Forumite
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Hi, Just wondered if anybody has used the newer water based white gloss paint rather than the older spirit type stuff. The tin says that it stays whiter, has low odour and you can wash your paint brushes in water - this sounds excellent but is it any good? A friend said it tended to peel off but maybe they had not prepared things well enough? Many thanks for any info.
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  • Yes have used it in the last year on doors, door frames and skirting boards, so long as you sand down the surface first it covers really well first time. Our decorator friend said that it is better than the old fashioned glosses, doesn't go yellow and yes the brushes are easier to clean. Go for it!
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  • I did my downstairs woodwork nearly 6 years ago with it and it is still snowy white with no peeling. Highly rec mmended and love how easy it is to clean th brushes.
  • TanDiyTanDiy Forumite
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    Thank you very much indeed - that has put my mind to rest. We have lots to paint and I would hate to watch it all turn instantly yellow or fall off in front of me! Thanks again
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    i am just about do redo all my glosswork as it has yellowed within 18months of last being done. (we are in a non-smoking home). i'm sure my decorator at the time used an oil based gloss.
    can someone recommend a particular brand of water based gloss that will not yellow quickly as i will buy this on behalf of the decorator rather than leave him to his own devices and have this same issue again.
    many thanks.
  • EzekieljmEzekieljm Forumite
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    I am about to paint a whole load of woodwork as well and the exact name of the Dulux/Crown product to buy would be very useful

    Thanks
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    Tonygold...there was a piece on Watchdog a few weeks ago about a particular batch of Dulux Non Drip Gloss that had a formulation which did yellow very quickly. The programme said that it has now been rectified...lots of people got refunds :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2012/03/dulux.html
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    I've used the Ronseal Diamond Hard Wood paint which is a water based paint (you can choose whether to have gloss or eggshell finish). That has seemed better to me than previous water based paints I've used - they still aren't quite as good as the old oil based in terms of getting the mirror finish, mostly because they dry so quickly, but I'm happy enough with this and won't be going back to the old stuff.
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    PixieDust wrote: »
    Tonygold...there was a piece on Watchdog a few weeks ago about a particular batch of Dulux Non Drip Gloss that had a formulation which did yellow very quickly. The programme said that it has now been rectified...lots of people got refunds :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2012/03/dulux.html

    thanks pixiedust i had heard of this issue but i can't be sure what paint our decorator used so would be unable to pursue this.
    has anyone got any other recommendations of white gloss paint to use?
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    tonygold wrote: »
    thanks pixiedust i had heard of this issue but i can't be sure what paint our decorator used so would be unable to pursue this.
    has anyone got any other recommendations of white gloss paint to use?

    All the brands had issues with yellowing. Dulux gloss white oil based did go yellow in weeks, supposedly fixed, supposedly.

    I tried the Ronseal, it was the best water based I tried. Painters sometimes add Floetrol to get it to flow better and dry slower. There are other good makes, try searching the UltimateHandyMan site.
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    tonygold wrote: »
    thanks pixiedust i had heard of this issue but i can't be sure what paint our decorator used so would be unable to pursue this.
    has anyone got any other recommendations of white gloss paint to use?

    I always like Dulux. I haven't used their water based Gloss, but have had great results with the Satin finish. I gave it a good sand before hand to get a good key.

    I believe water based shouldn't yellow like oil based paints anyway (don't quote me on that though).

    The main draw for water based for me was non yellowing, quick drying and low odour.
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