Oil over ***** acrylic

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by BigT, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. BigT

    BigT New Member

    Hello all

    I've painted all the trims in my house with Crown Acrylic Eggshell and it is completely ****. The finish is bordering on transparent,really hard to avoid brush marks. It just looks **** and I'm not happy with it.

    I'm considering my options...

    1. Get some good old fashioned oil based eggshell or satin and put a coat over the top. Although I'm worried this is a definite no-no.
    2. Buy another brand of water based eggshell and paint a coat or 2 of that over the top? If this is a good idea. Which brand would you lot recommend??

    Any advice on this would be extremely helpful.

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    How many coats have you applied?
     
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    What brush type have you used?
     
  4. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Was the acrylic Crown Fast Flow?
     
  5. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Stick with wb paint but buy some decent paint. If price is an issue then go with one from trade centre brands talked about here, but If you want something better then look online and mail order it as most have to buy the good stuff online.
     
  6. BigT

    BigT New Member

    Thanks for the input...

    - I have applied 2 coats
    - I used a decent Purdy brush
    - it wasn't the Fast Flow, it was just standard Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell
    - Price isn't really an issue, I've bought the Crown Trade Emulsion and found it decent so thought I'd give the eggshell a try. Would be happy to fork out for something more expensive, it necessary
     
  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Crown Fast Flow is unavailable in an eggshell finish, the Satin is very good though.
     
  9. BigT

    BigT New Member

  10. BigT

    BigT New Member

    So would you guys recommend Crown Fast Flow as the best Satin on the market?
     
  11. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Not a chance. No way. Light sand. Real good wash as so important to get it clean. Good wb undercoat then 2 good top coats of something good. You can get matt finish now or Eggshell 10% sheen or satin 30% sheen or gloss 80-85% sheen..
     
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

  13. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    I'm all in on this.. No need to undercoat if old gloss is solid. Light de gloss and get real clean. Levels like nothing I've used before and goes miles. Complete HLS and 1 room at my home and I've still got ⅓ of a tin left... Here watch youtube for review scratch tests ect ..
     
  14. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Have a look a Zinsser 'ALLCOAT'.;)
     

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