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Dulux Quick Drying Satinwood

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mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 08:16:16

Has anyone used this (the water based one)?

I've painted a windowsill twice (no undercoat) and the coverage is terrible. It was like painting with PVA.

I'm wondering if it's just me?!

DaisySteiner Tue 27-Mar-12 08:17:45

Unfortunately IME water based gloss/satinwood just doesn't give very good coverage. It's a shame, because it's so much nicer to use sad

mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 09:31:05

Thanks Daisy

Anyone else?

PigletJohn Tue 27-Mar-12 09:31:25

"no undercoat"


mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 09:41:33


I would normally use undercoat but it said on the tin it wasn't needed (unless painting on bare wood).

Would revert to oil based satinwood but not altogether sure this is still available.

PigletJohn Tue 27-Mar-12 10:51:02

you're right, it does say no undercoat!

That surprised me.

Did you stir it thoroughly?

The oil-based one is still available.

If it was me I would sand it down and apply a couple of coats of white acrylic primer-undercoat before applying the satinwood, bearing in mind your recent experience. It dries fast and is easy to flat, and is adequate for indoor use.

mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 11:41:02

Was thinking of doing that.

Is it a very good finish though? Can see lots of brush strokes in it at mo. I used oil based eggshell (with undercoat) which gave a really nice finish.

PigletJohn Tue 27-Mar-12 12:35:31

if it's showing lots of brush strokes (and the substrate was smooth) thin it a tiny bit and it will flow better.

you are using a soft-fine bristled brush, not a market stall one? An old brush that has been kept clean will paint better than a new one, as the bristles wear.

mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 12:46:37

Okey cokes

Yes, I've got Harris brushes which are in good condition.

Off to Homebase... smile

MrsMagnolia Tue 27-Mar-12 19:32:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrsflower Tue 27-Mar-12 19:38:36

Thanks MrsMagnolia

Actually bought Dulux oil based undercoat and oil based satinwood this afternoon. I'm going to sand it down and start again. Think it will be quicker. Will also write a very nice complaint letter to Dulux...

betterwhenthesunshines Sun 26-May-13 23:05:31

I've just used this Dulux quick dry Satinwood. It still advises no undercoat required, although I had already done 2 undercoats. It is TERRIBLE ! Like painting with translucent nail varnish - no coverage at all. It is not worth my time doing anymore and I will be returning it to B&q tomorrow, with a bit of a grump at the sales assistant who directed me- it seems this is not a new problem. What a waste of time.

NotGoodNotBad Sun 26-May-13 23:39:22

Yes and it was awful. Very thin, dripped everywhere (yes I stirred). There were a couple of marks I could see through the paint (white marks, on cream paint) and it took about 5 coats to cover them up - and it took those 5 coats to realise it wasn't the creamy colour I'd thought it was after the first coat but a kind of muddy putty colour. I'd just been seeing through it to the paint underneath. I'I've thrown it out but guess I should have taken it back.

I replaced with B&Q water-based satin which is great - easy to use, good coverage.

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