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Gloss or satinwood paint?

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I'm currently decorating my sitting room. The old paint wood - skirting and window frames were previously painted using gloss paint a few years ago now and are now a horrible dingy yellow/cream colour… Read More
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5m, 1d agoPosted 5 months, 1 day ago
I'm currently decorating my sitting room. The old paint wood - skirting and window frames were previously painted using gloss paint a few years ago now and are now a horrible dingy yellow/cream colour. I'm considering using a satinwood paint this time (water-based, as apparently doesn't turn yellow like a gloss). However, when I moved into my current home, a decorator used a water-based white gloss to paint over the previously glossed woodwork in the hallway, but after a while, the new paint literally peeled away from the old paint underneath - I could then see that the decorator had not sanded down the previous paint. I only have 9 days to get the sitting room finished (before a new carpet and sofa turn up), so am considering a water-based paint this time, however, I don't want the new paint to peel away like before - will I have to sand away all of the current yellow gloss paint on the skirting before using a water-based gloss?

I've noticed that there are water-based and oil-based satinwood paints available - if oil-based, does that mean that the paint will eventually turn yellow like a normal gloss paint? I've just read some reviews, which are good, on Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood Paint - it says that this paint is self-undercoating, but if I used this over the current gloss paint in the sitting room, would I actually need to use an undercoat as well (wondering if it would just peel off if none was used)? Can somebody recommend a water-based brilliant white satinwood paint that does actually cover well - do I go for Dulux, Crown or a make from Screwfix, etc? Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
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#1
I used Leyland white satin wood paint on all my wood in my house., bathroom kitchen stairs etc. It stays white, no going yellow like gloss, and does not peel off. I've pained over gloss with it and it holds very well, used no under coat or sanding.. just straight on, has not peeled at all! Ive had it for well over 5years from the first thing I painted. I always recommend it when I hear a friend is painting their woodwork. It dries so quick too! :)
Doesn't stink like gloss either :)
Ps I got it from Boyes, was much cheaper there at the time then b&q

Edited By: LeahMinttoutou on Feb 18, 2017 10:50
#2
LeahMinttoutou
I used Leyland white satin wood paint on all my wood in my house., bathroom kitchen stairs etc. It stays white, no going yellow like gloss, and does not peel off. I've pained over gloss with it and it holds very well, used no under coat or sanding.. just straight on, has not peeled at all! Ive had it for well over 5years from the first thing I painted. I always recommend it when I hear a friend is painting their woodwork. It dries so quick too! :)
Doesn't stink like gloss either :)

Is this a water-based satinwood paint, or gloss one? Where do you buy that make? Thank you.
#3
Sophiasky
LeahMinttoutou
I used Leyland white satin wood paint on all my wood in my house., bathroom kitchen stairs etc. It stays white, no going yellow like gloss, and does not peel off. I've pained over gloss with it and it holds very well, used no under coat or sanding.. just straight on, has not peeled at all! Ive had it for well over 5years from the first thing I painted. I always recommend it when I hear a friend is painting their woodwork. It dries so quick too! :)
Doesn't stink like gloss either :)
Is this a water-based satinwood paint, or gloss one? Where do you buy that make? Thank you.
It's water based, no gloss in it, I cannot recommend it enough. I bought it at Boyes but it's sold lots of places.. it will probs be more in big named diy stores
#5
Water based for interior (won't go yellow like oil base).Oil based for exterier. Sand the woodwork first to allow a good key.
#6

Hello, just had a look at this link - and on the questions and answers bit, it says that this one is oil-based (so will go yellow in time) - did you give me the correct link? Thank you.
#7
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
#8
Sophiasky
Hello, just had a look at this link - and on the questions and answers bit, it says that this one is oil-based (so will go yellow in time) - did you give me the correct link? Thank you.
Just so you know that is double the price I payed from Boyes.. I paid £7 from Boyes, maybe wasn't as big as the one in the link I can't remember the size of the ones I got without digging through my understairs cupboard and I'm getting ready for work so no time. Good luck with your painting venture anyway :-)
#9
Use zinnser bin to Undercoat then johnstones satinwood waterbased to top off. Screwfix item. Zinsser 29661
#10
Johnstones aqua gloss, water based, stays white, very tough. Brilliant paint.
#11
wayners
Use zinnser bin to Undercoat then johnstones satinwood waterbased to top off. Screwfix item. Zinsser 29661

Would this be the quick drying satinwood or the normal one? Thank you.
#12
Sophiasky
wayners
Use zinnser bin to Undercoat then johnstones satinwood waterbased to top off. Screwfix item. Zinsser 29661

Would this be the quick drying satinwood or the normal one? Thank you.


Water Based is quick drying vs the normal oil based satinwood. I always use zinnser bin over gloss for either oil or water based trim paint. Sticks better, goes on better
#13
wayners
Sophiasky
wayners
Use zinnser bin to Undercoat then johnstones satinwood waterbased to top off. Screwfix item. Zinsser 29661
Would this be the quick drying satinwood or the normal one? Thank you.
Water Based is quick drying vs the normal oil based satinwood. I always use zinnser bin over gloss for either oil or water based trim paint. Sticks better, goes on better

Thank you for the reply.
#14
Zinnser Bin then Satinwood - I used Armstead - done our skirting brilliantly - I also did lightly rub them before hand

I found permawhite to be a bit of a pain on textured blown doors but ok on other skirting but much prefer the first method I listed above although it took slightly longer - but not that much longer for the quality of finish
#15
wayners
Use zinnser bin to Undercoat then johnstones satinwood waterbased to top off. Screwfix item. Zinsser 29661

I bought the Johnstones paint that you suggested. I've tried sanding down the gloss on a window sill and there is still a sheen, so will give in and buy the Zinsser Bin you recommended. Can you paint the Zinsser Bin straight on to the gloss painted sills and skirting, or do I have to still sand them down a bit? Also, would sugar soap wipes (I have a container full at home) be ok to wipe the gloss surfaces down before applying the Zinsser Bin, or would the sugar soap cause a barrier for the Zinsser Bin to stick? Thank you.
#16
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.

Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?
#17
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?

Just use as all in one paint.
Obviously you get the best results depending on how much prep you do.
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?
Just use as all in one paint.
Obviously you get the best results depending on how much prep you do.

I'd never thought of using that before,although does it go on really dull like Eggshell,I used that once the finish is awful ?
#19
LeahMinttoutou
I used Leyland white satin wood paint on all my wood in my house., bathroom kitchen stairs etc. It stays white, no going yellow like gloss, and does not peel off. I've pained over gloss with it and it holds very well, used no under coat or sanding.. just straight on, has not peeled at all! Ive had it for well over 5years from the first thing I painted. I always recommend it when I hear a friend is painting their woodwork. It dries so quick too! :)
Doesn't stink like gloss either :)
Ps I got it from Boyes, was much cheaper there at the time then b&q

I used Leyland trade high gloss last year on door frames before having new doors fitted and it's gone an awful colour.

What's the finish like on this, I do prefer something glossy though,Eggshell is awful but I can't keep painting skirting boards every year it's driving me mad,so I can't decide what to try this year X) as i keep reading different threads on here,I was going to try this one until I read this thread arghhhh Johnstones Aqua gloss
#20
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?
Just use as all in one paint.
Obviously you get the best results depending on how much prep you do.
I'd never thought of using that before,although does it go on really dull like Eggshell,I used that once the finish is awful ?

Well it's satin as it says on the tin! X)

But it is more on the side of matt than gloss.
Doesn't have an eggshell appearance. It probably looks more like kitchen and bathroom paint than anything. But as its not a gloss it doesn't hide the imperfections like gloss does. So you will need to sand and fill any dents and scratches.

For me I hate gloss. The skirting is there to hide the joint between floor and wall. Why then paint it gloss so it stands out!?
#21
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?
Just use as all in one paint.
Obviously you get the best results depending on how much prep you do.
I'd never thought of using that before,although does it go on really dull like Eggshell,I used that once the finish is awful ?
Well it's satin as it says on the tin! X)
But it is more on the side of matt than gloss.
Doesn't have an eggshell appearance. It probably looks more like kitchen and bathroom paint than anything. But as its not a gloss it doesn't hide the imperfections like gloss does. So you will need to sand and fill any dents and scratches.
For me I hate gloss. The skirting is there to hide the joint between floor and wall. Why then paint it gloss so it stands out!?

Most of the skirtings are huge in here so you can't miss them,so I'd rather have them shiny X)
#22
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
deb8z
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I use this. Looks as good at the day I painted it.
Did you use that on it's own or do you mean you used that first then painted over the top of it with something else?
Just use as all in one paint.
Obviously you get the best results depending on how much prep you do.
I'd never thought of using that before,although does it go on really dull like Eggshell,I used that once the finish is awful ?
Well it's satin as it says on the tin! X)
But it is more on the side of matt than gloss.
Doesn't have an eggshell appearance. It probably looks more like kitchen and bathroom paint than anything. But as its not a gloss it doesn't hide the imperfections like gloss does. So you will need to sand and fill any dents and scratches.
For me I hate gloss. The skirting is there to hide the joint between floor and wall. Why then paint it gloss so it stands out!?
Most of the skirtings are huge in here so you can't miss them,so I'd rather have them shiny X)

Oh the big skirting. Adds grandeur*

*Hides rising damp issues better.

Pretty bright those Victorians. :)

Well anyway I think you answered you own question. Grab the gloss and a brush and get painting! :D
#23
Have sanded and put zinner bin on previously glossed skirting board. Have done 2 coats of leyland waterbased trade satinwood and it looks matt no sheen whatsoever

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