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Water based gloss

ashe Forumite Posts: 1,490
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I've tried a few water based gloss products with good reviews and find they all have similar issue; the gloss starts to dry really quickly! 

I don't have an issue with skirting board or door frames but need to do my stairway stringers and there is a decorative trim as well as the stringers 

any tips on how to do it? I would normally cut in around the edges then do the inside but by time I cut in the whole side it will have started to dry - should I do one step at a times section of trim and stringer? Or all the trim then one section of stringer?


  • Grenage
    Grenage Forumite Posts: 2,860
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    Water based gloss is a very different animal to oil.

    I normally keep the coats thin and won't go back over an area that's started to dry.  Just leave that area and come back to it later.  Do one section/side, then move on to another area and come back later.
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