Gloss paint

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I am about to replace my windows and therefore need to repaint my windowsills, any recommendations as to the best gloss paint and brushes to get a good finish?
     
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    I don't like one coat paints! Rub down, two good undercoats, rubbing down after each then a good quality liquid gloss.
    If you look at the ends of the bristles on a brush best ones split into three at the end. If memory serves me well badger hair are the best but......£££'s
     
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    Plastic windowsills!(y)

    Or is there a reason why not?:)


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    as Munchie says..

    it's all about.. preparation, preparation, preparation..
     
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    Remember the 6 P's.

    I never do but piss poor preparation leads to piss poor performance.
     
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    I've used Johnsons undercoat and gloss on the skirting in the shower room that I've recently redone. As the others have said prep is key. The Johnsons paint has gone on well and looks good but hasn't been done long enough to comment on how quickly or not it will yellow.
     
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    I use Sandtex high gloss exterior gloss.stays white for a long time.(y)
     
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    hamilton perfection for a decent brush
     
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    The missus just bought a load of paint and refuses to tell me the cost ,this is after I found out that the wall paper was forty quid a roll , and before you ask ,it did not have gold leaf in it
     
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    Rubbed down the paintwork, added undercoat, rubbed down again, painted gloss, some imperfections such as ' orange peel' and some brush marks. Using Harris brushes and Leyland trade paint. Nearly happy but just can't get them perfect. Any thoughts?
     
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    Leave it until next year, it's too cold and wet to paint outside now......or do it all again...... .....next year:)
     
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    I'm painting inside.
     
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    Well beyond my skill levels.
     
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    The only thing I will recommend is that you use oil based gloss not any of the modern quick drying water based paints.
    Each time I have tried the water based ones they have failed, given sub standard finish or needed many more coats to get coverage.

    I am the same with Varnish I will only us PU based varnishes due to the poor quality of the water based ones in comparison.

    I know it's not good for the environment allegedly but EU laws has forced paint manufacturers down the water based route before they up to the standard of the older products.
     
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    If I am painting anything in gloss, whether using a roller or brush I always use a brush to 'lay off' the paint....(very lightly brush at right angles) to remove brush marks, and put only a thin coat of paint in the first place, not a brush full


    (y)
     
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    Crown liquid gloss (trade) is the paint that I was advised to use by a decorator and it works well for me. I thin it slightly and use a foam roller to apply it and use a good brush to go over once to remove the bubbling caused by the foam. Sometimes I put a second coat on having keyed the first coat with fine wet and dry but don't do this often.

    Don't bother with acrylic gloss - it is a pain to use and doesn't look anywhere near as good as oil based gloss.
     
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