I have a quantity of spare masonry paint that I won't otherwise use.
It's Homebase's own brand, pure white matt. It appears identical in
consistency and covering power as ordinary emulsion. Can I use up this
paint on the ceiling in the bedroom? The ceiling is currently painted
with a ripple effect.
Interesting that the tin of Dulux Weathershield I was looking at says it
must not be used indoors. I suspect this is because it has fungicide and
other nasty stuff in it, rather than whether or not it would "work".
Shame they don't warn you that the Weathershield primer is useless at
preventing rot. I replaced some rotten wood on my garage in 1996 with
brand new timber, taking care to cut back to decent timber and used the
complete weathershield 'system' including on cut ends. 5 years later the
new wood was showing the ominous shrinkage and now there is a big rotten
hole again. The solvent-based undercoat and gloss seems to work fine but
the next bit of timber will be soaked in cuprinol for a week first.
No mention of fungicide or anything else on my tin from Homebase!
Anyway, it's too late now. It's on and already dried. It doesn't half
cover well! One coat over a mid-blue, and it doesn't look like it
needs a second coat. However, I'll check with Homebase tomorrow and,
if necessary, give it a second coat anyway with ordinary emulsion, as
it's only a small ceiling that took about half an hour with the
roller. (I didn't use the Bentley this time...)
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