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Finish not good on walls using trade paint

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by AmoreAmore, 17 Jun 2020.

  1. AmoreAmore

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    Having just applied brilliant white emulsion to walls in our hall we are finding that the coverage is not good. Admittedly one wall was dark brown so has needed more coats but having already done 4 coats it is still not that good. The other walls were much lighter so haven’t had as many coats but even they need more. We used a trade paint and wonder whether that is the reason.
     
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    What trade paint?
     
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    did you stir it for long? With a stick, or a mixer in electric drill?

    About how many litres have you used, over about how many square metres of wall?

    Presumably you are using a roller, and in this weather, getting several coats on in a day?

    To kill colour, light grey is more effective than white, but I suppose it's a bit late now.
     
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    Always found “trade” paint poor quality, especially any brand other than Dulux or Crown .Cheaper to apply two coats of decent paint than 4 of the cheaper and half the time.
     
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    be careful there are different trade paints i made this mistake.

    if its contract paint, its useless on old walls, far to thin and has poor coverage, however is very good on pourous walls.

    then you have trade paint which covers walls quicker and well, these will be found in trade decorator centres each paint brand has there own, i think brewers is a national chain of trade paint supplies. the paint shed online shop is also very good, kent blaxill if your in essex and suffolk aswell.
     
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