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Painted ceiling in brilliant white but dries yellow

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by TheWife, 25 May 2004.

  1. TheWife

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    Is there a reason why a ceiling that is painted in brilliant white would dry slightly yellow?
     
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    I can assure you it is English but may not be in tradesmen terminology.
    I am painting a ceiling White but when it dries it is slightly yellow...it certainly isnt the paint as have tried other brands. But as a self-resolution I will try a primer-sealer then repaint it.
     
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    What was on the ceiling before you painted it?
     
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    Sorry, it is my signature, I wasn't being rude!!! :oops:

    The Marlboro picture was my comedy way of saying it may be down to cigarette smoke, this can be a real pain to cover over with paint and will keep leaching through.

    Like you said, it would be best to paint with a sealer. Or you could use a good quality oil based undercoat (Dulux professional), then paint over with emulsion.

    Good luck!
     
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