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#926581 - 8th Feb 2015 2:02pm which paint
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Started decorating, I usually use gloss paint, but it takes ages drying and yellows after a bit, just wondering if anyone has used the water based silk or gloss paint and if they are anygood.

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#926588 - 8th Feb 2015 2:33pm Re: which paint [Re: casper]
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I've found the water based gloss to be pretty good; quick drying and odourless, but you won't get quite the same degree of gloss as with oil based. I've usually preferred the satin/silk finishes anyway and for those, the water based product is good.
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#926590 - 8th Feb 2015 2:45pm Re: which paint [Re: casper]
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We use vinyl silk finish rather than gloss. Looks nice and easier to use plus less horrible smell. Lasts very well.

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#926591 - 8th Feb 2015 2:49pm Re: which paint [Re: casper]
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You need two coats min.
Leaves streaks.

I asked a professional decorating team after i had a bad experience with it and they confirmed stay away at all costs..

It has its uses if your allergic to the oder from the normal paint.

Also its not a robust as gloss it wears off say on a banister pretty quick. I wouldn't use it if i had the choice.

My feedback anyway.
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#926634 - 8th Feb 2015 6:21pm Re: which paint [Re: casper]
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Thanks folks,a difference of opinions exactly the pros and cons I was thinking about,torn between the two still, but thanks again for the input smile

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#926675 - 8th Feb 2015 7:22pm Re: which paint [Re: casper]
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Hi.val spar in b&q is the best water based paint out there it 100percent acrylic all oil based gloss will soon be out lawed by the eu.

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