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    Default glossing and varnishing ........ oil based and water based.......


    so who prefers using which? oil based or water based?

    i like oil based paints as the coverage is far better than waterbased...... but on the other hand i like white gloss work that dosnt go yellow..... and pine skirtings that dont darken through time i guess this is one of the major advantages of using the waterbased paints on the market also the drying time is far quicker........allthough there not as hard wearing as oil based paints they dont yellow or darken and its quite nice being able to wash your brushes out in water instead of turps and thinners etc

    but what do you guys prefer?

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    Oil based all the way. You don't get the depth of finish with these water based glosses etc. And pure bristle brushes too, none of this synthetic shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Oil based all the way. You don't get the depth of finish with these water based glosses etc. And pure bristle brushes too, none of this synthetic shite.

    i prefer the oilbased to but if it was your own home would u rather a coat of gloss every year opposed to a waterbased quickdrying paint which would stay clean white far longer?

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    Oil based for me. As a painter in my youth , I thought there was no finish like it. In my own house now though I sometimes use the water based just cos it doesnt smell as bad ! (and cleaning with water is a bonus) But if I'm getting paid for a job I'd do it right and use the oil based stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Oil based for me. As a painter in my youth , I thought there was no finish like it. In my own house now though I sometimes use the water based just cos it doesnt smell as bad ! (and cleaning with water is a bonus) But if I'm getting paid for a job I'd do it right and use the oil based stuff

    yeah the waterbased is a bonus in your own how dosnt stink and drys quick and stays looking clean not the nicotine yellow lol

    we get all these mad archutects with there new eco friendly shite paint from germany done a house and it was 180 for ten litres of this white emulsion that STANK of oranges and had shit coverage same with the oil they supplied oak floors looked unfinished after 5 coats of oil eco friendly is pish.

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    I've been using Osmo varnish type stuff on my jobs. It's 50 for 2.5 litres. It's not solvent based as such, but made with some sort of oil. Nice finish though.

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    to be honest i much prefer the feeling of oiled wood opposed to varnished it feels alot nicer if you know what i mean? like oak doors it brings them up nicely and even pine skirtings and facings.

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    Has to be oil based, water based doesnt match the finish IMO.

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    glad you love the oil based better start getting used to the water based guys as the oilbased paints are soon to be getting removed from the market its only a matter of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    glad you love the oil based better start getting used to the water based guys as the oilbased paints are soon to be getting removed from the market its only a matter of time

    Spoke to a rep from Dulux and he said the same thing, acrylic glosss etc are going to be the way forward sooner rather than later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    Spoke to a rep from Dulux and he said the same thing, acrylic glosss etc are going to be the way forward sooner rather than later.

    they sure are that bud....... same was as you cant really get 2 pack car paints anymore u can but only from certain places as car sprayers are also turning to waterbased paints

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    Been using a German water based eco friendly paint called Profilan today, to decorate some flush doors. It goes on like an oil based and dries hard as nails. Quite impressed with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Been using a German water based eco friendly paint called Profilan today, to decorate some flush doors. It goes on like an oil based and dries hard as nails. Quite impressed with it.

    did it smell of oranges by any chance? that strong orangy smell like flash etc? we had to use some crappy eco friendly emulsion from germany that pure stank of oranges the smell was overpowering got headaches from it. cant remember the name but the stuff was crap coverage & "165" for ten litres......... that coverd 90m2 according to them verry poor finish

    same with their "eco friendly oil" we oil stacks of floors and doors and this stuff left the place looking unfinished compaired to the oil we usually use it didnt look half as good and stank of oranges again!!!!

    clerk of works "what flovour do we have today?"

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