Satinwood vs Eggshell

1 Jan 2008
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Hi Guys...

I have a quote to do for a lady who requires all of her skirtings, door frames and x20 8 panel doors throughout the house to be re-painted. All are painted in Satinwood at present and are all in excellent smooth condition already, they really just need freshening up.

Would I need to sugar, rub, u/c and t/c or would a good rub and a t/c suffice ? Or just a rub and two coats Satinwood ?

Dont want to be a "bumper" but existing woodwork is REALLY good and with this many doors to do will make a big difference to quote.

To make me even more confused I have also been asked difference in cost and effect of using Satinwood vs Eggshell - and am panicking as I have never even picked up a tin of eggshell in the 3 years I have been doing this !

Whats the best way to go ?
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No problems here:
A light, wet, rub with 100 wet/dry, then......................

Crown Solo Satin, goes on a treat and beautiful finish.
As above . Satin wood is probably better because it is more servicable and can be wiped easier like gloss. Eggshell although a similar finish, not quite as much of a sheen, nice to use but has a more open grain, and can hold finger marks that will not wipe off. satin wood goes on very nice and you should be able to pick a bit of speed up. Lot of doors which will take you at least 15 mins a side.
ok... I think Satinwood will be the way to go - but would I still need to do two coats or would one generous one be enough ? I know that Satinwood looks good with two as is "self undercoating" but if the surface is good already how much impact would that have ???
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You might get away with one coat if the surface is not too discoloured and clean, but two coats will always look better and the satinwood goes on so easy.

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