Is this paint ok to use?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by RolandK, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. RolandK

    RolandK Screwfix Select

    Hi
    I've had an unopened tin of Crown Trade Extreme Scrubbable Matt stored for over a year. Just opened it and on top a thick layer of yellow liquid. Seems to have mixed up ok with paint mixer in drill but just wanted to check if you guys reckon it's ok to use? An expensive tin of paint to dump but would rather do that than risk a bad job!
    Cheers
     
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Yes it will be okay, it's settled in the container so should be fine as long as it didn't freeze.
     
  3. RolandK

    RolandK Screwfix Select

    Thanks Astra
    It was kept indoors so shoud be ok. I'll get cracking then!
    Cheers
     
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Give it a very, very good stir with a broad stirring stick.
     
  5. RolandK

    RolandK Screwfix Select

    Ok, is that better than one of those 'whisk' type stirrers?
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Was thinking more of the settled pigments in the containers base edges etc so you get a true colour mix.
     
  7. RolandK

    RolandK Screwfix Select

    Yeah, good point
     
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  8. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    As that paint is a durable, washable emulsion, it’s got a lot more ‘stuff’ in it than a regular contact type emulsion

    Resins, chemicals, binders, who knows what else - hence the thick layer of yellow liquid on top - bit oily looking

    All will be fine, good paint and as you say expensive so no need to waste it or to be alarmed :)
     
  9. RolandK

    RolandK Screwfix Select

    Kitchen job just completed and found the Crown emulsion excellent. For the paintwork used Bullseye 123 over old oil based eggshell. I still rubbed down the old finish finish even though it doesn't seem necessary for the Bullseye. Just a bit old fashioned I guess! Followed up with a coat of the Bedec advanced primer/undercoat then 2 coats of Bedec advanced satin. All as advised by Astra so thanks to him for the tips. If I have one issue I found the Bedec Satin difficult to get all the brush marks out but maybe just my technique. Used Wooster Silver Tip and Chinex brushes.
    Bedroom next!!!
     

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