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Gloss on gloss nightmare!!

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warwick2001warwick2001 Forumite
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Help needed!!!

I'm currently painting the internal doors, and am using an oil based gloss paint. I've done this so far:

Sanded doors back
Cleaned with sugar water
Primed
Given 2 coats of the gloss paint, and as you can see below the quality of finish of the second coat is awful!!!

The instruction on the side of the tin of paint states that you should use 2 coats, and there's no mention of keying the paint in-between coats. However, I'm starting to think it defo needs it... Would a quick sand using 240 ish wet/dry do the trick, and follow up with a 3rd coat? 



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  • AlanpAlanp Forumite
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    That looks as though grease or maybe silicone has been on the door prior to painting, the only option would be to sand back possibly to bare wood prime and paint
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    I've done a lot of gloss on gloss and never had anything like this.
    There's more than just sanding, needs to be thought out what could cause this.

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  • flashg67flashg67 Forumite
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    water left in the brush after cleaning maybe?
  • warwick2001warwick2001 Forumite
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    Ok, so to kinda answer all three points:

    -Brand new brush, specifically a gloss brush (didn't even realise these existed until I bought it), no dirt/grease on this
    -New tin of paint. Admittedly it is standard Wilko paint, but I have used it before with good results.
    -Primer coat, and 1st coat of paint went on great, nothing like shown.
    -Brush not cleaned, was put into sandwich bag to keep residual paint moist overnight (I have done his numerous times when glossing, never had a problem before)

    I cannot explain what the heck has happened, I've never seen this before. The suggestion of grease could explain it, but like I said, I sanded and cleaned the door before any paint was applied, and the primar/1st coat were fine.

    I'm proper bemused by it, and am dreading having to start from scratch.

    Any decorators out there that have seen this before? Any advice gratefully received. 
  • stuart45stuart45 Forumite
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    I think I would burn it all off and start again.  When you finished the undercoat, did you have an even colour all over the door?  
  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle Forumite
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    Is the worst part where you started that days painting? Did you stir the paint on the second day?
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    Something has gone seriously wrong there, almost looks like someone has mixed water with the paint.
  • warwick2001warwick2001 Forumite
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    stuart45 said:
    I think I would burn it all off and start again.  When you finished the undercoat, did you have an even colour all over the door?  
    Although there were a few small areas where you could kinda see the wood underneath (these areas took the paint, but the colour wasn't as 'strong' on these bits), yeah, the undercoat and first coat of gloss were both pretty even
  • warwick2001warwick2001 Forumite
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    Is the worst part where you started that days painting? Did you stir the paint on the second day?
    No, it was pretty bad from start to finish. The first few brushstrokes seemed to put the paint on fine, but after a few minutes the effect you see in the pics started happening. The paint was well stirred so I don't think it there was a small pocket of 'bad' paint in the tin
  • warwick2001warwick2001 Forumite
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    neilmcl said:
    Something has gone seriously wrong there, almost looks like someone has mixed water with the paint.
    Possibly could be a manufacturing issue. I defo didn't mix water, was a brand new tin and a brand new brush, so water has come no-where near them.
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