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Undercoat/gloss?

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lil75 | 21:37 Mon 05th Jul 2010 | DIY
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I am in the middle of repainting my hallway, I have undercoated almost everything, now the problem I have is, well I work for people that have beautiful houses that always look immaculate decorating wise and ive noticed that they do not use a splash of gloss anywhere and it stays looking bright white and clean, ive noticed that when I use gloss it goes discoloured after so long and I dont want to have to keep painting....is this a new trend (no gloss) and is it wise to do so?

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I've never liked gloss either. Try Eggshell or Satinwood Lil
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Aha I was hoping you would answer as ive heard you know your stuff! :o) What is this eggshell stuff then, does it leave a slight sheen but keep things bright?
.............. thank you Lil! Sorry for the delay, only just seen your reply .........

Eggshell can be oil or water based. Either way it has a fairly flat finish (hardly any sheen).
Satinwood has a little more shine to it ............. rather like satin vinyl emulsion.
Both are cleanable and hard-wearing. Classy alternatives to gloss :o)))))
And easier to apply...
It's the oil-based paints which yellow, the water- based ones don't.
Love egg-shell, and have only recently been introduced to the satin finish. Both quite nice.

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