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Antique white and brilliant white help

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by TazCaz, 24 Sep 2018.

  1. TazCaz


    24 Sep 2018
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    We're undertaking our first interior painting project and just wondering if someone could help with a question about white paint.

    We've used the Ronseal anti-mould paint in our bedroom (all walls and ceiling). Our plan had been to then cover this with B&Qs antique white and do the windowsills and door/frame with B&Qs brilliant white. However, after two coats of the Ronseal, I've grown quite fond of the brighter white colour. We painted one wall with the antique white and it looks very yellow compared to the Ronseal - though my husband likes the antique white.

    What do people think about the antique white for the walls then brilliant white on the ceiling, windowsills and door/frame? The alternative would be leaving the Ronseal on the walls and ceiling and doing the sills/door brilliant white.

    Would we then also paint the radiator brilliant white? (Ronseal radiator paint).

    We are so new to this and simply can't visualise what these might look like. And i'm just not sure if the antique white is looking yellow/dirty in comparison to the Ronseal anti-mould as I've just been staring at that for the past couple of days.

    We're based in Scotland - just in terms of lighting.

    Any useful tips of advice most welcome. Thanks in advance!
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  3. opps


    16 Jun 2006
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    Oh, you mean there is no light?

    I have painted numerous rooms with white woodwork, white ceilings and off white walls. In fact 75% of the rooms that I paint follow that colour scheme.

    I would suggest that you consider painting the radiators the same colour as the walls. It helps them disappear. Oil based gloss, eggshell or satinwood
    will suffice provided that you are not in the habit of putting wet washing on them. if you are then use an enamel paint.

    If you really dislike the antique white, consider getting a new Mr TazCaz, or perhaps Mr TazCaz should consider a new Mrs TazCaz...

    In all seriousness, the antique white works well with white woodwork. Don't forget to take into account the colours of the rest of the furniture though.

    Best o' luck.
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