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which paint #926581
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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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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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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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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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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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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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