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Trade Diamond Dulux paint drying way to quickly

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by MissBuilding1975, 29 Jun 2019.

  1. MissBuilding1975


    21 Jan 2017
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    United Kingdom
    Hi all, started using the diamond range from Dulux yesterday, hot day, add around 7% of water added to help consistency. It was quite smooth anyway, though, thought add some water would help. Though as soon as roll paint on walls and final lap the wet edges 3 mins later, literally the paint is coming off and on to the roller.

    Painting over a 5 year old painted emulsion wall. Never had a painting problem like this before.

    I brought the diamond range for durability though, for some reason its just giving me problems.

    Have you guys worked with this product, if so, what should I do ? To prevent this from happening. I stopped painting and sanded the areas, ready to go again but hesitant before I start want to get it right.

    Should I add more water, dulux guide states a max of 20% water can be added without effecting the durability chemistry. Additionally, I have floetroel though, unsure weather to use this ? Its white so I thought it may change the pigment colour of my paint.

    Please help everyone, I am also keeping my house cool too.

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  3. opps


    16 Jun 2006
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    United Kingdom
    Strange, this is the second question asked about that paint this week.

    The first coat is often a pig to work with, it soaks in really quickly and if you aren't careful you risk heavy roller orange peel and as you have noted when you roll over what should be the wet edge, it tries to pull the paint "off" the wall.

    In my experience, once the first coat has dried/cured the second coat is fair easier to work with. The first coat provides a decent base for the second.
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