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Can't get parts of the ceiling white

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Fordy81, 2 Dec 2018.

  1. Fordy81

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    I'm renovating a bedroom in my mum's house that had fitted furniture. Where I removed the wardrobe and wall cupboards, it exposed the parts of the ceiling that haven't been painted for nearly 30 years.

    I've given the ceiling at least 6 coats of Crown Emulsion but it just isn't matching the rest of the ceiling.

    When I did the kitchen the ceiling was thick yellow from all the grease and it didn't take this many coats.

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Is it the paint?
     
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    I would say it is the paint.

    I have experienced the exact same problem with some DIY Crown emulsion.

    It was like dishwater, it looked like it should cover, but it didn't - useless rubbish.

    I think Crown do an 'obliterating' version which does cover well, or try a 'trade' emulsion.
     
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  4. Fordy81

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    Thanks. Think it's the first time I've used this paint and had some marks on the wall that were also still bleeding through with 3 coats.

    Time to try something else I guess.
     
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    I once purchased 10L of white Crown retail emulsion. It only cost about a tenner.

    It was so awful that I binned 9L of it.
     
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    If in only a few areas you could try some stain block spray.
     
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    Or a coat of gloss. Then emulsion.
     
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    You could try Stain Block [as above] or use a flat oil paint then emulsion?

    If all else fails lining paper and emulsion?

    I would start with stain block? easiest and fairly cheap?

    Ken
     
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    Thanks for everyones replies.

    Three coats of Dulux did the job. I won't be buying Crown again.
     
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    Glad you got it sorted.

    Personally I am not a fan of crown paints but (with caveats) the crown trade paints are usable, their retail range however should only be sold in pound shops.
     
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