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What is causing my skirting boards and door frames to turn yellow? I've sanded them down and reglossed them with white gloss but about a month later they are yellow again. We are non smokers so it's n… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
What is causing my skirting boards and door frames to turn yellow? I've sanded them down and reglossed them with white gloss but about a month later they are yellow again. We are non smokers so it's not that.
It's really frustrating :(
Rep left for any helpful answers
Thanks!
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Within a month ,are you sure it's so soon ?
1 Like #3
What make of paint are you using - sounds like you could be using a budget range paint.
1 Like #4
maybe u paint ur walls every month and thus it makes ur skirting look yellower!! :w00t:
banned 1 Like #5
Wow heavy smoker

or those answers off yahoo are quite good
1 Like #6
i think you need to use a woodprimer or an undercoat first :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
I'm also a non smoker and got sick of gloss turning yellow (although not after just a month)

I took to using radiator enamel, probably not the best idea, but it stays bright white for ages, lol
#8
deb8z
Within a month ,are you sure it's so soon ?

It's about 6 weeks since I last painted them and they look awful!

Thanks for that... I didn't realise the heating could cause it! But not sure it is that as I've only had my heating on about 3 times since the winter.
cis_groupie
What make of paint are you using - sounds like you could be using a budget range paint.

It's not a leading paint, just one from B&Q, but one I used in our old house with no problems. It's really strange.
I must admit I didn't used an undercoat, but never have and never had problems like this until moving here!
magicbeans
maybe u paint ur walls every month and thus it makes ur skirting look yellower!! :w00t:

:) I wish I had the time to paint the walls every month!
#9
ChipSticks
I'm also a non smoker and got sick of gloss turning yellow (although not after just a month)

I took to using radiator enamel, probably not the best idea, but it stays bright white for ages, lol


Oooh I may have to do that then. It just looks so horrible, I love the just painted bright white look.

Rep on it's way to all!:thumbsup:
1 Like #10
In one bedroom i've noticed part of one skirting board is more discoloured than the others,i put it down to the sun shining in through the window.
#11
deb8z
In one bedroom i've noticed part of one skirting board is more discoloured than the others,i put it down to the sun shining in through the window.


Thanks, it's definitely not that as it's the frames and skirting boards in the hallway which doesn't get any sunlight really!
#12
Cheap paint and no undercoat. xx
#13
Mine is Dulux paint but i didn't undercoat oops
1 Like #14
snap I am the same and i go to crown shop and buy my gloss i live in a bungalow now so I am blaming my yellow gloss work due to us all being on the same level its very frustrating have used egg shell white on frames , skirting and doors the last 2 times and seems to be lasting longer but I think painters say that your gloss work needs done twice a year anyway but in your case you would nearly have to do it 8 times try the egg shell white think you will notice a difference hope this helps
1 Like #15
If you use a blow torch and scraper and take the existing paint off the wood, then undercoat it and then the proper coat, will most deffo sort it out.

By blow torching, not only will you be finish with a clean coat of paint with no lumps/bumps, you will also dry up any residue in the wood, which if effect could be the reason why the paint is turning yellow after a month or so.

It is a little long winded process but its sure to be the cure. After all, there is no place like home!
#16
love my boots
snap I am the same and i go to crown shop and buy my gloss i live in a bungalow now so I am blaming my yellow gloss work due to us all being on the same level its very frustrating have used egg shell white on frames , skirting and doors the last 2 times and seems to be lasting longer but I think painters say that your gloss work needs done twice a year anyway but in your case you would nearly have to do it 8 times try the egg shell white think you will notice a difference hope this helps

Do you know, I live in a flat and so are all on one level, surely that's not the reason? As i said we had no problem with cheaper paint and no undercoat in the old house, only since moving!

RoyalT
If you use a blow torch and scraper and take the existing paint off the wood, then undercoat it and then the proper coat, will most deffo sort it out.

By blow torching, not only will you be finish with a clean coat of paint with no lumps/bumps, you will also dry up any residue in the wood, which if effect could be the reason why the paint is turning yellow after a month or so.

It is a little long winded process but its sure to be the cure. After all, there is no place like home!


I haven't got a blow torch...nor would I know what to do with the thing :oops: I've got an electric sander but that takes forever. Ideally I would love to do it but with 2 kids taking up most of my time I couldn't, and probably not best with them here at the time?
Thank you though :thumbsup:
#17
I remember when i used the heat gun on my paintwork,took forever,the smell was horrendous,i took lumps out of the wood,heated it up too much and the smell of my skin burning when i leant on the heat gun wasn't pleasant either,never again lol
#18
deb8z
I remember when i used the heat gun on my paintwork,took forever,the smell was horrendous,i took lumps out of the wood,heated it up too much and the smell of my skin burning when i leant on the heat gun wasn't pleasant either,never again lol


Lol that sounds like the sort of thing I'd do!
I've just spoken to my dad and he has a blowtorch! :-D So I've told him he can have the kids while I get the OH to do it for me, surely he should know how. Lol. He will be so pleased he has a week off of work to help me out :whistling:
#19
louiseb84
Lol that sounds like the sort of thing I'd do!
I've just spoken to my dad and he has a blowtorch! :-D So I've told him he can have the kids while I get the OH to do it for me, surely he should know how. Lol. He will be so pleased he has a week off of work to help me out :whistling:


It left a scar for about 6 months:w00t:
banned#20
deb8z
I remember when i used the heat gun on my paintwork,took forever,the smell was horrendous,i took lumps out of the wood,heated it up too much and the smell of my skin burning when i leant on the heat gun wasn't pleasant either,never again lol


You know you should wear a FFP2 mask right? I've got one of these, stops me going dizzy

http://www.wickes.co.uk/content/ebiz/wickes/invt/200277/200277-ab0-00co_full.jpg
#21
I'm already dizzy:thumbsup:
#22
louiseb84
Do you know, I live in a flat and so are all on one level, surely that's not the reason? As i said we had no problem with cheaper paint and no undercoat in the old house, only since moving!



I haven't got a blow torch...nor would I know what to do with the thing :oops: I've got an electric sander but that takes forever. Ideally I would love to do it but with 2 kids taking up most of my time I couldn't, and probably not best with them here at the time?
Thank you though :thumbsup:
#23
i think cause we are on the same level with cooking ect as yourself i have 2 children and would not fancy using a blow tourch can imagine would be good for childrens chests even for a few days afterwards with wood and pint particals in the air.
#24
I just paint mine yellow and they stay that colour for years:thumbsup:
#25
waj1234
I just paint mine yellow and they stay that colour for years:thumbsup:


..a dreadful colour to paint them!

(unless its your kids room!)
#26
RoyalT;6592694
..a dreadful colour to paint them!

(unless its your kids room!)


Only joking:p

Mine tend to stay white ages to be honest but all the skirtings are new a few years ago and all mdf, painted with satin not gloss so maybe that is the reason?
#27
Just sounds like you need to use primer/undercoat. I guess the wood is newer in your new place, so the wood "juice" is bleeding through.

This wouldn't happen with wood that is old and dry.

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