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geogteach Mon 14-Sep-09 21:19:54

My builders have left and now we face acres of painting. The builder suggested water based egg shell for the woodwork. I can only find this from Farrow and Ball and Laura Ashley, does anyone know if anyone else does it. Also any ideas on what I should prime it with, does it need another water based product, if so what?

paisleyleaf Mon 14-Sep-09 21:52:54

I've used that acrylic eggshell 1829 (acrylic is water based)
It does look lovely, and they have a really nice colour range.
I've seen it everywhere, B&Q, Wickes etc
I just did an undercoat of white emulsion as that's what I had around. But you could probably use a better primer.

GoneCuckoo Mon 14-Sep-09 21:54:57

Otherwise known as "Satin".

trixymalixy Tue 15-Sep-09 00:15:31

Make sure you use knotting solution otherwise your paintwork will look nice for a bit and then the knots from the wood will start to show through.

i speak from bitter experience!

fatjac Tue 15-Sep-09 09:27:49

Eggshell isn't the same as satin.

ceres Tue 15-Sep-09 12:00:37

best primer i have ever used is zinsser BIN. it is shellac based - you don't need to use knotting as well. it also improves paint adhesion and you don't need to sand before using.

it is quite expensive but i think it is worth it as it does such a good job and helps give a really good finish.

ceres Tue 15-Sep-09 12:02:50

sorry - meant to add you can use it under either oil based or water based paint. i always use water based gloss as it lasts much better - i find oil based gloss yellows quite quickly. i also prefer the less glossy finish of water based.

mussyhillmum Tue 15-Sep-09 12:43:09

Hi. I used Laura Ashley and F&B eggshell in a previous property. Indeed, I was told by Laura Ashley that their paint is made in the same factory as F&B. Anyway, both products were a DISASTER! They marked incredible easily and the paint wore off in a matter of months despite recommended priming, undercoating,etc. Indeed, I have found that all my beautiful and expensive F&B paint (external, internal and woodwork)tends to mark and peel! The most durable "posh" paint I have used has been the Fired Earth range. Good luck!

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