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Re: Painting job on door looks messy
Reply #2 - Aug 15th, 2015, 6:11pm
 
And if you put it on too thick then it skins but then the paint beneath the skin takes ages to dry - and often the end result looks like orange peel.  I am not a fan of water-based paint for wood.
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Re: Painting job on door looks messy
Reply #1 - Aug 3rd, 2015, 11:44pm
 
It's very difficult to get a really even finish with water based satin paint, and you have learned the hard way to never go back over it as it skins so quickly which then pulls the finish. I find the small foam rollers you can get, about 100mm long, are the best bet and speed is of the essence when you are applying it.
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Painting job on door looks messy
Jul 31st, 2015, 4:32pm
 


Hi everyone

I'm a complete novice to p & d. I've been using water-based Dulux Quick Dry Satinwood PBW to paint a couple of doors using a Purdy synthetic brush. The doors have a beading all round, about 2" from the edge. I sanded the doors and washed down afterwards.

After painting, the first door didn't look too bad but I've made a bit of a mess of the second one. I think the problem might have been that I went back over some areas that had run. So after two coats I sanded bits down and part of the skin came off and I had to sand further. I've now put another coat on but it still looks a messy finish - probably because I've been going back and 'feathering' (if that's the right term?) bits.

Someone's advised me that I should redo it using a rag roller but I've looked at a video on line where the bloke uses a foam roller, which looks to be about 9". If anyone can give any advice on this it would be welcome. Thanks.
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