I bought some Dulux Once paint, because it was the nearest match to the colour I needed (even closer then the custom mixed stuff oddly), vaguely thinking that it would be a benefit to only have to give one coat. Of course, although it's extremely gloopy, it doesn't cover in one and runs and sags if you try to put enough on. I knew it was going to turn out badly but somehow I never seem to learn....
Anyway, now I'm committed and I have given the piece (a flat expanse of plywood, primed, undercoated and rubbed down) 2 coats and nearly covered it, so the (hopefully) last coat should go on over the weekend. Normally, I would rub down carefully and put a light coat on with a fine brush to try to get the best result but I'm not convinced either that this will be hard enough to rub down 3 days after the second coat (because it's so thick), nor that a light coat is even possible, unless I thin it with something (no idea what would be best - I'm guessing white spirit - any suggestions?).
So the question is, has anyone found a way to get a decent finish with this 'orrible stuff, or should I just slap enough of it on to get the colour and hope nobody ever looks too closely at the result?
All the best G