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Protecting water-based satinwood

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Tom JE, 10 Jul 2018.

  1. Tom JE

    Tom JE

    22 Feb 2006
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    United Kingdom
    Hi All,

    I'm pulling my hair out here. I recently painted all of the doors and stair woodwork on my landing upstairs in white Dulux oil-based paint. The finish was good, durable and easy to clean (is a must with two young kids) but as there is zero sunlight with all of the doors shut, the paint yellowed fairly quickly.

    So, I prepped a couple of the doors and painted over, this time using the water-based Satinwood. Whilst this has maintained the white, the doors get so grubby around the handles. With the oil-based paint I could just wipe this away but when I wiped one of the fresh doors over with a sponge last week it's now permanently sticky. I'd like to go over the remaining woodwork with the water-based Satinwood but would like to know if there is anything that I can coat it with to almost seal it? Somebody suggested furniture polish which I'm tempted to try but can imagine this being a PITA to paint over after.

    Any tips or advice?


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