Dulux trade vinyl matt dilution

5 Oct 2006
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United Kingdom
Hello guys,

I have mist coated my newly skimmed ceiling with Dulux trade vinyl matt, watered down by 20%.

I have also used this as a base coat on the walls because stripping the wallpaper left very patchy walls. By this I mean there were many areas of bare plaster where the original paint had been pulled off when stripping the paper.

I'm now ready to apply a second coat to the ceilings and walls but i'm not sure how much I should dilute it by?

Some people recommend 10-15% and others suggest not diluting it all!

The trade stuff is really thick so if I have to apply it without watering it down it will be an absolute nightmare :oops:
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Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt is good paint, however, in my opinion it is far to thick, and this can cause longterm probs. Your cieling should be ok but u should have thinned it down by 25%. Anyway, i am of the opinion that your second coat should be used at 15% thinned down by water.

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