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Advice on using Dulux Diamond Eggshell

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by tonyapple, 24 Jan 2011.

  1. tonyapple

    tonyapple

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    Hi there

    I'm trying to get a nice eggshell finish on some new doors and facings, doors are hardwood (louis style) and were pre-treated with white undercoat, facing (architraves?) are pine and were also pre-treated with white undercoat.

    According to the tin, you only need one (max two) coats of the eggshell to get a good finish, I've finished my second coat and I'm thinking I need at least one more coat. The door itself came up not bad but the pine facings need at least another 2 coats I rekcon.

    I've only done one door and doorway at the moment so was thinking to get a (cheaper?) undercoat to put on the rest of the woodwork rather than having to put 3 coats of this (expensive eggshell) on.

    If more undercoat is the way to go does it matter whether its solvent or water based?

    thanks for reading

    Tony
     
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