Don’t use it
First coat went on thin, no issues except for coverage. Applied second coat next day, it started crazing and blistering . The original paint was enamel which I sanded then wiped over with wax and grease remover , to ensure issues with adhesion. I have never had this issue with any other enamel paint.
Never trust British paints
No wonder this has been taken off the market !!!!
It's absolute garbage !
After spending ages sanding and undercoating, the first coat goes on fine............Can't wash the brush out, as it is now stuffed. The major problem is the second coat OMG, it all crazes with in 30 mins of going on. Stuffed the whole job, all has to be stripped back and re done.
Great product , very happy
I purchased this product from Bunnings , and only checked these reviews when I got,home which really worried me I had brought crap paint . However , I found the product excellent , no issues with bubbling or cracking , yellowing . I love the rapid dry , as always bits of stuff stick to enamel by the time it dries . I found it has excellent coverage . I sprayed 13 doors with it , and think most people must be using a brush . It was definatley surprisingly thin , but no thinning needed for spraying . I don’t follow instructions , just sprayed a coat , then 5 min later another, and 5 min later another and perfection
very ordinary paint
Five months after completing a repaint of all architraves,skirting and doors inside house and it needs repainting again. All surfaces were cleaned prior to painting, needed 3 coats minimum to cover previous paint even then probably should have done more coats.
Now five months later no sheen at all on paint and full gloss white has turned to a shade of yellow you would expect from 15 year old painted surface . What a waste of time, effort and money. I have painted numerous homes over the years using many brands of paint and never had such a poor result.
Looks like i will be doing the whole job again, great!
Thanks Bunnings and British paints.
it is really quick drying but worked using pure turp and a brush
i read all the reviews before purchasing it for my kitchen, only reason i bought this because it says it is less yellowing than normal oil paint. Anyway, i bought this and also bought pure turp which is good for this product but pure turp is also quick drying and i think this product is made of using pure turp. it is really hard to paint big areas because you will never get the finish you need, i tried foam roller but it was leaving lots of blisters and also ruined the foam roller because pure turp is so strong and might be dissolving the foam ...of the roller. Anyway, i then bought a very good thick brush to work on very small area, it worked very well, no blistering there. i think people who wants to use it, make sure they use good quality brush with lot of paint thinned with turp and work quickly. my finish was close to mirror but again, it gives very very less time to work with, so keep turp near by and keep on thinning if you feel it is becoming dry. product is ok but it is not recommended for big areas or even big doors, in short, it is not to be used with roller. it is only to be used with brush to get the better result. Also make sure the weather is not too hot, otherwise turp and paint will dry out quickly. dry time is 10- 20 minutes and not 2 hours
Great for spraying
After many attempts to get some sane response from British Paints/Dulux technical staff, I gave that up as a waste of time. However, I perservered with various ratios of paint & thinners, and finally I got a great finish. I use a HVLP topfeed spraygun, #2 tip at 35~40 psi at gun and add 40% enamel fast dry thinners. I am working in my shed and temp is high 20s. Going by all the negative comments here, the wiz kidz in the tech department may not know the different application methods vs paint viscosity. Seems like this paint is a spray paint.
This is the worse paint ever
This Paint is the worst paint ever.
Dont bother contacting customer support as their advise is to paint faster.
From the beginning to end this has caused so much more work from uneven coverage to clean up
I am now going to have to do the whole job again
Clean Up says Turps
Read the instructions on the can before I purchased the product at Bunnings and was satisfied that it would be suitable for my project. The only problem I had was when I went to clean up my paint brushes Turps made them go gooey and I have to throw them away.I wish I had read this web review I purchased.
I was very disappointed in this paint. It was very thin and transparent, so had to be applied very carefully. But the worst aspect was cleaning up my brushes - as directed on the can I used turps. Nothing indicated GUM turps, with the result that the brush didn’t come clean. Like most other people who have written reviews, I will buy Dulux in future.
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blisterd undercoat, acrylic new and old enamel.
I'm a qualified painter with 11 years experience. I recently gave up the trade but was doing some diy on my kitchen cupboards.
Some were the original enamel and some had been redone in acrylic enamel. The cupboards are split into 4 sets so I moved everything from two sets into the other two and was going to paint them 2 at a time.
I sanded and cleaned everything. I undercoated the old oil based enamel. I then found a bit of dulux super enamel from a recent job so I first coated one set of cupboards with it which used all that up (looked damn...
I bought this product and it was a waste of money,firstly the paint blistered and then it was drying too quickly for me to apply an even coverage.And then I used turps to clean my paint brush and it didn't work, the paint wouldn't come off the brush it went really sticky like it was an epoxy paint.I lost a good paint brush also.What a a load of absolute rubbish is this product and I am totally dismayed.
looks good at the start
was on all the trim through out the house (reno) sanded and primed looked great 8 months down the track has gone to a sh#@ shade of yellow looks like its 10 year old oil paint absolute rubbish in the process of trying to bind this paint and seal it to so i can paint all of it again cheers British paints Trust british paints sure cant !!!!!!
Waste of money pathetic paint
Just to warn everyone don't buy this paint. Consistency of water does not give good finish. Wasted my money can't use this paint at all. Have used British Paints for undercoat but this product is a complete fail. Very unhappy. Better off buying normal enamel and thinning it out yourself.
never use again
I applied the first coat of rapid dry the paint blistered. I had prepared the surface as per the instructions. I had sanded and had applied British paint oiled base under coat first. I had waited 21 hours between applying undercoat and first top coat. I returned the paint to Bunnings. I prepared the surfaces again and sanded the blistered areas smooth again. When I applied the oil base under coat the paint blistered again. I phoned British paints. I was told that I had not waited sufficient time between coats perhaps the first time.I was told ...now to sand back to remove all of rapid dry coat. I was told to use super enamel next time.I have removed all the new coats of paint and successfully applied the oil based undercoat again without blistering. I will use the super enamel top coat this time.
After renovating and repainting houses for most of my adult life I thought I knew what I was doing.
Prepared four doors to be painted as directed. The first coat on all the doors went on very easy and I was happy with the result. Left the doors 18 hours to dry and applied the second coat to one of the doors. The first coat on this door then bubbled and blistered as if I has applied paint stripper. I now have to strip back all four doors to the original and start again, needless to say it won't be British Paint Rapid Dry Oil Enamel. I don't know if this was just bad batch.The paint straight from the can is extremely thin with a consistency something close to water.
Why is this still on the market??
Why is this product still on the market with all these terrible reviews??? I was so proud of my repainted kitchen using British Paints 4 in 1 primer which i loved working with.
Used this Rapid Dry paint as a top coat and it blistered before my eyes and took off its own primer.
I researched the product and found this review. Shame on you British Paints. Get it off the shelf until you can sort out the problem and relabel it!!
THE WORST OF THE WORST
First coat went on well....second coat was a nightmare! The paint has made a mess of my skirting boards and inner window sills. The paint seems to shrink up and looks like crocodile skin. I WILL NEVER BUY BRITISH PAINTS AGAIN. So much time money and effort wasted. Will be returning the $80 tin of paint back to Bunnings who recommended it to me.
Worse paint ever.
I used BP on my house ceilings excellent paint. Decided to repaint the kitchen cuboard doors. Used the BP quick dry enamel. Prepared and undercoated first coat went on great nice and smooth. Next day second coat. Paint started to booble and crack. Should be withdrawn from the market, rubbish
WHAT A WASTE OF MY TIME USING THIS PRODUCT
This would have to be the worst British Paint product I have used , like all the other reviews I have wasted my time and money. British paints you should be ashamed of yourselves putting this product on the unsuspecting public.
BUBBLED AND LIFTED FIRST COAT ,NO WASHUP WITH BRUSHES.
Questions & Answers
can I use gloss varnish over satin varnish?
Hi Ell, Depending on whether it is oil or water based - You will need to ensure the surface is ready for re-coating. Feel free to give us a call on 13 25 25 so we can gather some more information and assist you with your project. Regards, The British Paints Team
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