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Toureman | 01:01 Fri 20th Jul 2007 | DIY
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Why does white gloss paint start to turn cream-yellow after a year are so on internal surfaces?

Don't say smoking as it is a no smoking house and the paint is not exposed to sunlight.

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It's the oils and alkyds in the paints that darken.
But there are quite a few water-based gloss paints available that are stated to be non-yellowing, like B&Q's 'Everwhite'. They won't give the super-gloss finish that oil-based paints do, but you might find the finish acceptable. They will yellow eventually in a kitchen though, by picking up grease from frying and roasting.
One problem I find with these paints is brushmarks. The way round it is to thin the paints with water, and apply several coats. Leaving no brushmarks can take a bit of practice!
I have refused to buy brilliant white paint for years because of this very thing.

There are very few outlets that sell 'white' paint, but I get mine from Dixons Trade Centre, which has nationwide branches. I find it to be excellent.
Ethel do you mean Dulux Trade Centre? I am going to buy white paint this weekend.
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No, Moon, I mean Dixons Trade Centre.
Thanks for the advice cleversod. Ethel I have tried to find a Dixons Trade Centre to see if I have one nearby and it only brings up Dixons electricals do you have the website, thanks.
Sorry to have misled you - it seems Dixons is mainly in the Midlands.

However, having looked at an old tin, it is indeed Dulux Trade High Gloss White which I can only buy locally at the Dixon's outlet.
Bizarrely, I find it is the paint that is NOT exposed to direct sunlight that yellows more quickly.
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Thanks for all your answers.

I am trying one of the everwhite paints.
Hello Ethel, Dixons is now owned by Dulux and about to be sold to Akzo Nobel who own Crown paints.Akzo will then own 95% of our paint industry........
According to DULUX, due to a change in "recipe" (due to European Law in reducing 'volitile' ingredients) of white gloss paint it will yellow more quickly if there is a lack of sunlight upon it. UV will keep it whiter. Strange may it seem but that's it. So a back of acupboard door will be more yellow than a interior window timber frame painted with DULUX (or CROWN etc) WHITE GLOSS. DULUX have water-based gloss but reviews for this version are poor. My recommendation is, on small jobs, to use a white gloss enamel paint on woodwork (the same kind of paint that you'd use on Radiators - I use the WILKINSONS brand in the UK).
According to DULUX, due to a change in "recipe" (due to European Law in reducing 'volitile' ingredients) of white gloss paint it will yellow more quickly if there is a lack of sunlight upon it. UV will keep it whiter. Strange may it seem but that's it.

So a back of a cupboard door will be more yellow than an interior window timber frame painted with DULUX (or CROWN etc) WHITE GLOSS. DULUX have water-based gloss but reviews for this version are poor.

My recommendation is, on small jobs, to use a white gloss enamel paint on woodwork (the same kind of paint that you'd use on Radiators - I use the WILKINSONS brand in the UK).

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