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    Fading gloss paint

    Painters & Decorators

    There’s been a loss of gloss from painted surfaces in my home. How can this be fixed? Will it need a new gloss treatment that is better than the latter? What other products might I need to use? 

    Asked by June on 18th Feb 2021
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    Pro build norwich

    "Hi regarding gloss fade, depending on how old the gloss work is and whether it was an oil based or acrylic based paint will depend on its life span, there are a few options, if an area is heavily coated we tend to remove the old paintwork and then start fresh with a primer undercoat and then either eggshell, satin or gloss depending on what sheen you require.

    Alternative options are to use a shellac based product which is used on wood, this covers and re primes the area which can then be re painted as normal"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    Paintingshades decorating services

    "Hi fading gloss depends on a certain few things
    How long has the gloss been on the surfaces what brand of gloss was used I:e water based or oil based in my opinion should all be re sanded and re glossed in oil based gloss if you like the high sheen finish .
    All surfaces should be sanded under coated then top coat in gloss other products can be used like satinwood or eggshell always buy a brand you can trust not cheap products hope this is useful

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "You will need to apply an undercoat first then use a good gloss from Leyland or Dulux. Always apply an undercoat."

    Answered on 1st Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    M.S Decorators

    "Sand woodwork apply oil based undercoat then gloss problem solved"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    GF Services

    "Hi June there are many reasons gloss paint may fade direct sunlight exposure, poor quality paint, some water based paint can fade more quickly than solvent based ones, the surface painted can also effect the paint finish. Really the only solution is to prepare the surface properly and repaint. I hope this helps regards Gary"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Platinum decorators sw ltd

    "There's a number of reasons it could of faded
    Water based is not as long lasting as oil
    Sunlight could be affecting the area
    It could have reacted to cleaning agents
    Not undercoated or glossed properly
    You will have to re coat the affected areas
    I suggest patch undercoating with zinszer and then apply the top top coat making sure you rub down between coats"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    PA Decorators

    "Hi yes there is l use satinwood white it’s very good get the oil base one it’s stays whiter for longer hope this helps

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    MKT Property Services

    "The painted surfaces will need to be prepared and re-painted.
    In either a good quality branded new gloss finish or we would recommend a satin finish which not only looks good but retains it satin sheen finish."

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "This sometimes occurs when you gloss over gloss. Sand down the surface and use a oil based undercoat then reflows it should sort it"

    Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Lewis Decorators

    "Maybe the gloss was thinned out? When this happens the gloss loses its pigment strength and doesn’t last as long.
    For Gloss, Use Two undercoats and one topcoat without thinning down the paint
    For Eggshell, Use 1 undercoat and 2 topcoats
    Without thinning down the paint"

    Answered on 18th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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