Painter doing the refurbishment at a place I was working used
aluminium paint over the wood primer before applying the white
finishing coat. He reckoned it kept the white brighter for longer.
Haven't tried it myself though
As I've always understood it, water-based (quick drying) paint suffers
far less from yellowing than oil-based paints, due to the latter having
resins in it that yellow when exposed to sunlight. Water-based paints
obviously don't have these and therefore suffer yellowing far less.
The only disadvantage to using water-based gloss paint is that since it
is quick drying you're more prone to get brush marks left in the finish.
I tend to use water-based satins and matt finishes for that reason.
Anyone know how to get around the brush mark problem with gloss
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