white gloss turning yellow very quickly

21 Sep 2009
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Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Hi everyone
Can anyone shed any light on my problem. Had all white gloss doors etc on landing painted brilliant white gloss. Looked great for about 6 weeks and then turned yellowish. As if it had been on for about 10 years...? Had the gloss repainted about 6 weeks ago (with new different paint) , and guess what, the gloss is turning yellow again. AAAAARGH!!!! Help please :mad:
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I had this problem too, Had to redo with a water based "quick drying" Gloss, Crown was the make although im sure there are other makes
Thanks for your comments. I hired a decorator to do the painting both times. Don't think he must have undercoated though. The first paint was Crown and the second Dulux - both non drip gloss.

Will I have to have the gloss primed and undercoated before reapplying any further coats? :cry:
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Is it, or has it ever been, a smoking household? Our last place was owned by a 60 a day man. It made re-painting a nightmare. Same symptoms as yours.
Its associated with all kind of things, preparation, the type of paint used, the environment its in and it occurs where the sun cannot reach not the other way around. You need to be using a higher quality paint like Dulux trade or try to find a non-yellowing one, I recall there's a few out there, also satin will yellow significantly less than gloss.
Thanks for the advice. Think I'll repaint myself using a good quality undercoat, followed by satin finish!
We learn by our mistakes, as they say, but sadly they can be costly!
You wont need undercoat with satin - its 'self-undercoating' like eggshell just apply 2 coats...lightly sand the previous gloss first to provide a key or it may shear off in the future..
Lack of sunlight causes premature yellowing too ...

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