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can you varnish wall paint ok?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by mumdawn, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. mumdawn

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    I have a really mucky family. Huge dog/kids etc. Our hall walls get a real hammering. I am thinking of redecorating with some ordinary matt paint emulsion and then paint over it with a clear matt varnish? Would this work?thanks lots
     
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    Not really. You are better off using a kitchen paint that is tough and washable.

    Wilkos do a really good kitchen paint that is dead tough but dead flat (won't show up wobbly walls).
     
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    try using vinyl silk as this is wipeable.there is no logic in using matt and varnish.and will cost much more money,and take twice as long. simon the builder
     
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    You could use exterior emulsion or pliolite based masonry paint, wouldnt do any harm but would be tough.
     
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    ..Or oil-based eggshell ...
     
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