Matt emulsion goes shiny if touched

Postby thames_side » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:07 am

My walls have been painted with Macpherson matt emulsion coloured Dulux Golden Fern 6 using a roller. It doesn't seem to have hardened properly. You only have to brush against it as you walk up the stairs and it leaves a shiny mark. Any ideas?
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Postby Did it myself » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:29 am

Not used Macpherson before, but we have been disappointed by loads of brands/types of paint... I'm not pushing this product, but we only use Farrow&Ball now. Its worth the extra couple of £... The matt emulsion gives a good finish but I would use their 'modern emulsion' for areas of 'heavy traffic' as it stands up to the wear and tear and cleans easily.

I know this isn't much help for the walls you have just painted, but for your consideration for next time.
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:48 pm

matt paint, regardless of brand, will mark easily due to it's make-up. dulux do a 'diamond matt' range which it claims is 10 times tougher than ordinary matt. i've used it and found it to be more robust, whether or not with 10x the resistance i couldn't say.

in a heavy traffic area you may want to consider an acrylic eggshell instead.
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