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Best White Gloss??

Postby Sagalout1954 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:00 pm

Which is the best white gloss to use? We're going to decorate the hallway - with a LOT of doors so want the paint which will stay the whitest, longest.

Can't recall what we used last time, it has a faintly matt look and I know the paintbrushes could be washed in water. Just not sure they shouldn't have stayed whiter and they do seem to get dirty quickly!
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:39 pm

doesn't sound like you used a gloss last time if it had a satin finish - and if you could wash the brushes in water it must've been a water based satinwood perhaps?

anyway, crucial to the longevity of the whiteness is the prepwork. sand down well then clean up and use a decent quality primer (on any bare wood) and solvent based undercoat.

Then a solvent based gloss, NOT water based.

I'd highly recommend Dulux Trade undercoat followed by Dulux Trade High Gloss in pure brilliant white. Good luck!
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Postby Sagalout1954 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:25 am

Thanks Chris. Hubby tends to prefer the 'wash brushes in water' style paint, but I agree it might not be the best option for 'finish', (but maybe best for ease of cleaning brushes).

Back to oil based gloss for him! Will give your recommendation a go.
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Postby theshedman » Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Hi, I would go along with chris's answer on this one. I am one of the old school and prefer proper paint not the waterbased ones. I always think that by the time the paint has started to yellow then it is time to redo it anyway. Saying that waterbased gloss will stay whiter for a bit longer than the oil based ones but I personally would stick to the oil based ones.
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Postby emmiller » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:09 pm

Hi to all, Thanks for all.This is my suggestion.
We've just had our house redecorated and our decorator used Leyland Paint including Gloss paint. The finish is fantastic.
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Postby rimce44 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:55 pm

Its always fantastic when fresh painted, oil paint used to get yellow after some time
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