Given up trying to paint this week!

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by RolandK, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    After struggling all week painting wood work all over the house and getting a **** finish I've decided to wash all the brushes and rollers for the last time until it gets cooler.
    Basically the water based eggshell paint is just skinning over within a few seconds of going on making it well nigh impossible to lay off properly. Tried using a wet brush, dampening the surface before painting and thinning the paint a bit. Main problem is doing raised panel doors where the cross rails meet the uprights, turns out a right mess!
    Just wondering what you pros do in these circumstances?
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    What brand eggshell?
  3. DIY womble

    DIY womble Active Member

    Watch football
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  4. dobbie

    dobbie Well-Known Member

    Would rather watch paint dry.
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  5. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    I was afraid you were going to ask me that! Dulux Quick Drying Eggshell,
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  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Should be fine, painted a kitchen and wc last week with the same, this week another kitchen in waterbased undercoat and gloss..............hate to say problems! :confused:.
  7. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Just proves one thing. Each to his own trade. Used this paint before with no problem so stuck with it as I had a can. Must be me then.
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Get out clause...................'I had a can'............gone off a tad I expect! ;)
  9. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Unopened can 2.5l. Been in garage about 6 months so would that be ok still or knackered? Used it all and bought another can but much the same. Come to the conclusion then that I can't paint with this water based stuff unless it's winter. Next time I'll book a pro.
  10. Wayners

    Wayners Active Member

    Dulux Quick Drying Eggshell and satin is the worst paint ever created. I just can't see how anyone can paint with it. Brush goes to mush so I have to have several good to go. No flow. No leveling. Just terrible. You need to change paint brands and up the quality. Theres a better paint world waiting for you
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  11. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I've been painting overnight last few days,started midnight, finished 2am.:)

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