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    Types of gloss paint

    Painters & Decorators

    Can you tell me what the various types of paint gloss are, briefly? What are the best options? What are the most suitable choices for different scenarios and why? Thanks for your time.

    Asked by Abdul on 16th Dec 2020
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    Silky painter

    "We use oil-based gloss on timber paint needed for as many jobs as possible unless the customer asks for a water-based gloss! Oil is the old gloss we used to only available until a few years ago with the strong smell that covers the whole home for a couple of days, only able to get 1 coat gloss per day because of the drying time frame and depending on the manufacturer of paint depending on the time it looks good before going a bit yellow looking! Water-based gloss is not smelly at all and quick drying so you can get 2 coats on in the day if wanted! I believe oil gloss is still the best and longest-lasting plus more hardwearing if areas are knocked up somewhat! High gloss very shiny satinwood gloss not shiny but not dull mid-sheen is middle of the other two! Eggshell is your better bet I have to say! To get the best results read the information on your gloss paint tin plus Google YouTube extra information if you need or want!"

    Answered on 24th Mar 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    G&M Decorators

    "waterbase gloss for interior .no smell .oil base gloss foe exterier"

    Answered on 26th Jun 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    M&W Decorating

    "Water based gloss is kind to the ozone layer price is not so good. Oil-based gloss is more hardwearing and better price but it does yellow faster"

    Answered on 19th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Ervis

    "Velvet
    Eggshell
    Low Sheen
    Semi-Gloss
    Gloss
    High Gloss"

    Answered on 18th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "Always go for dulux one coat never gave me an issue"

    Answered on 26th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Dembay

    "Gloss is very hard wearing but has most shine to it you also have satin & eggshell thay also for woodwork but no shine but less hard wearing"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Tonez1plasteringsouth based in blackpool

    "Old school gloss all the way wipes strong if goes a bit yellow after a few years just gloss an EASSY coat on top as do with all painted gloss last more than any other"

    Answered on 12th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "Dulux do probably the best gloss but the dulux once is brilliant. If not that then dulux trade"

    Answered on 5th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    TAG Housing Maintenance

    "I think sulus wick dry gloss is the best to use as it basically does what it says on the tin.
    Literally does what it says.
    The only other one I wold give a chance to is sandtex gloss paint, dry quick also but leaves a really great shiny finish to surface"

    Answered on 30th Jul 2021 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Sulus once is a nice gloss to use and goes on nice and flat"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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