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Using trade paint neat (dulux in this case)

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Grenage, 2 Oct 2018.

  1. Grenage

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    I've got a lot of wall and ceiling to cover at the weekend, and I was thinking about using Dulux trade paint. I recall reading that it should be thinned slightly before use - but is it necessary?

    I figure that if it's not too thick for the roller and brush then I'll just get more opaque coats.

    I have figured things wrong before.

    Cheers!
     
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    I have used Dulux neat most times, it was fine. Some trade paints can be a problem you may get crazing in the finish if it is too thick, usually at the edges where it is often a bit thicker.
    On new or stripped surfaces you still need a watered down mist coat first.(y)
     
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    Cheers! I'll see what it's like when cutting in, and thin it a touch if there are problems.
     
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    If the walls are newly plastered, you HAVE to thin the paint.

    If you are simply repainting walls, you do not have to thin it, however it may help when it comes to cutting in.
     
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    The walls are already covered, so I should be safe. I hope. :)
     
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    Cool.

    You may however find it beneficial to water the ceiling paint. As much as I like DT emulsion. It can be difficult to achieve a constant sheen on ceilings otherwise.
     
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    Thanks for the tip; I might end up doing so. I've opted for the Ultra Matt - so hopefully there won't be too much of a sheen.
     
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    I am not sure but I don't think ultramatt is suitable for walls. I believe it has a very low latex content, making it is impossible to keep clean, hence they recommend it for ceilings rather than walls.

    Please check before using it.
     
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    Sorry, yes - I was just referring to the ceilings, and didn't elaborate.

    I plan to use the ultra matt on the ceilings, the 'durable' flat matt on the walls, and johnstone's aqua satin on the trip (I read more positive reviews than dulux on the WB satin-side of things).
     
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    Ok, the flat matt will be fine for the ceilings and no need to dilute it.
     
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    Thanks for your help. :)
     
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    I've just painted the full house with Dulux Trade, didn't water it down anywhere and very happy with the results.
     
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    Aye, I threw the undiluted ceiling coats up at the weekend and was very pleased with the ultra matt.
     
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