Is the recent Dulux problem white gloss only?

5 Jul 2011
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Im away to start the woodwork in my house and the paint of choice is Dulux Satin Wood in a dark brown colour.

I have read several posts about the white gloss yellowing problem.

Is this issue only on the white gloss paint?

Should I be ok with the brown satin wood?

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You should be fine. The darker the colour, the less of an issue.

But are you sure you really want to paint your woodwork dark brown? It can have a very depressing effect. If you're desperate for dark brown, why not paint a wall or two in that colour and keep the woodwork light?

Otherwise you may end up thinking you are in a 1950s psychiatric institution.
The thought for brown is:

One of the previous owners painted all the original woodwork which is gutting. The house has been badly 'updated' through the years, its nearly 100 year old. We have put a lot of timber back in, kitchen, doors etc

Theres so much to do in the house stripping the paint is just not an option. The dark brown will contrast with the wood we are adding.

Ive been emulsioning all the walls with Craig & Rose light bright colours. So far it looks good.

The only depressing thing is tomorrow is Monday!

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Random thoughts...

But virtually ANY colour except 'wood colour' will contrast with the new timber you're putting in.

The original woodwork probably would have been painted originally anyway, not left bare/waxed. That fashion only came in in the 1970s/80s. Prior to that most people would have considered bare wood doors/skirting/window frames/floorboards a sign of poverty.

In the end - it's up to you! But don't forget that what might look cool in May and June might start to look a bit gloomy in winter...
Im from the north east of Scotland it wouldnt do to be hyper were all sad up here and suffer from a lack of Vitamin D!

Does anyone make a paint that emits vitamin D!

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