Is there an oil based paint with less gloss than eggshell?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by DavidMSmith, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. DavidMSmith

    DavidMSmith Member

    We prefer a matt finish on internal woodwork. Have tried Leyland oil based eggshell from yours truly, but it's still too shiny. However, being oil based, it's easy to apply and lay off to a smooth finish.
    Tried Leyland acrylic eggshell. I've found it difficult to apply - laying off is virtually impossible so the surface finish is nowhere near as smooth as an oil based paint. However, it is far less shiny then the oil based equivalent eggshell.
    So how can I get an oil based paint with a flatter finish than eggshell (other than post application sandpapering!), or alternatively is there an acrylic based paint suitable for internal woodwork that lays off easily?
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Dulux Diamond Eggshell would be a good choice, waterbase paint has a lesser sheen than oilbase by circa 20%. Use Zinsser Bullseye 123 as a primer/undercoat should you go this route.
  3. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Flat oil. Johnstones sell
  4. aegis legend

    aegis legend New Member

    astramax responce sounds right
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  5. DavidMSmith

    DavidMSmith Member

    Many thanks for your inputs - much appreciated! Johnstones flat oil sounds ideal!

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