Durable satinwood.. Coloured..

3 Sep 2015
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Hey guys, I had settled on the Johnsons Aqua Gard paint to paint our banisters, rail, doors etc. In white.

Now my wife has suggested banister rails in a different colour to make it pop. I'm open to the idea but thinking if I did I would try Little Greene intelligent satinwood - I do think their colours are very nice, and I think getting a dark colour would be a better finish than getting something else tinted...

Has anyone got any experience with the Little Green intelligent satinwood? I've used the Intelligent matt emulsion, which I liked.

Got a 5 year old son who's always doing crazy stuff, and a young daughter (not crazy yet, 3 months, give her time lol). So I forsee it getting some abuse!
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I have used their intelligent matt, a decent paint.

I think you might be on a hiding to nothing if you use waterbased satinwood for the hand rail.

People, naturally, touch hand rails. Water based paints become soft over time if frequently touched because of the oils in our skin. At a minimum, I would recommend that you consider oil based paints for the hand rail.

That said, it might take a handful of years for the paint to fail. If you are happy to repaint the rail frequently it wont be a major issue.
I'd not considered that - ironically mainly because of the yellowing, which obviously doesn't happen if your paint is blue or green lol.

The jury is still out. After sewing the seed in my brain I think my wife is back pedaling.

I think I need to take a picture and try to recolur some bits in paint.net or something to show her and get an idea.

I think it's a cool idea, the white shows marks all the time anyhow!

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