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trinity0097 Sun 31-Jul-16 19:25:13

So I have been decorating, my dad who is expect at diy stuff prepared the walls for me and did a first coat of while paint to help cover up the blue and pink walls underneath.

I have now added two coats (!!) over two days of dulux once paint (chic shadow) and I am still getting this awful look. A second coat of the once hasn't helped, I thought that perhaps I just applied it badly the first time spreading the paint too thin.

What can I do to rectify the situation? Do I need to resand and start again, use a primer? (I think that the awful coloured paint might have been a shiny type) something else??? Not buy the once paint and do a coat of the colour in a dulux normal range? Nearly out of the once paint now having done two coats and probably just enough to finish the edging which I haven't done yet.

JT05 Sun 31-Jul-16 21:52:47

I avoid 'once' paint it always seems too thick and does produce brush / roller marks . I'd leave it a couple of days till it really dries and hardens off. Then try an ordinary Matt.

yomellamoHelly Sun 31-Jul-16 21:55:35

Think I'd "finish" it with the paint you've got and let it dry properly for a couple of days. Then sand and do another coat with the normal stuff (and hope that's the end of it).

trinity0097 Mon 01-Aug-16 06:31:09

Just to see if a quick fix would help I have used a brush and painted over the marks, will come back later and see if that resolves it before I try anything too radical!

Fairylea Mon 01-Aug-16 06:46:17

I've used Once a few times and it's always been dreadful. I painted my dds room in bright pink once and when we woke up the whole room was full of cracks in the paint! I ended up buying polycell paint to cover it all and then painted it again using normal Dulux Matt. Sorry!

trinity0097 Mon 01-Aug-16 07:03:47

Won't be buying it again, that's for sure! Love the colour though!

wowfudge Mon 01-Aug-16 07:18:11

For future reference, I'm pretty sure that if you like a colour that's only available in a one coat paint you can get it made up in a different paint, such as ordinary matt emulsion, at a decorator centre with a paint mixing machine.

trinity0097 Mon 01-Aug-16 09:13:46

Pretty sure that the one coat colours are available as normal matt too - hope so anyway!

Pestilence13610 Mon 01-Aug-16 18:28:36

Leave it to dry properly, at least 48 hours then judge it again.
If you want a good finish, buy professional paint. Dulux colour mix paint uses a professional base.

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