Better/cheaper options available.
I have used this product several times on the same house. Most recently to prime/ cover an 80"s peach covered ceiling. Dont ask.
It required 3 coats and there remained residual straining and frankly i was grossly disappointed with the results.
I was at my wits end on how to end this persistent peach problem.
A discussion with the builder next door suggested i use the spring ceiling flat plastic (bunnings). Its quarter the price and thicker so im told. Picked up 4 litres for $14. So this sounds dodgy? Right.
Well one coat later the roof was covered and finished. No dang peach bleeding through, just flat ceiling white.
Wouldnt have believed had i not done it.
Do what works .
Does not stop tannin staining
I am using this over varnished wooden kitchen cabinets. I sanded the cabinets back to wood in many places, and I am still seeing yellow stains come through the second coat of Taubmans 3-in-1. I will attempt to finish the kitchen by lightly sanding the cabinets and doors, relying more on the paint's alleged ability to stick to gloss surfaces than its proven inability to block tannin.
Love this product
I have used this on vanished timber and on timber veneer tables. Both have turned out great. I used two coats for the hallway table which was previously vanished. I gave a very light sand and it was fantastic. I then painted with interior paint to finish the project. My table was veneered and also gave it a light sand before using 3in1. I use this table outside under cover of my patio. I only used one coat, then finished with Taubmans exterior sun-proof paint. I love the look and it has stopped the bubbling from water damage. The 3 in ...1 also worked well for a laminate toy dressers I have for my little ones playroom. No issues, has stood the test of many opening closing, stacking, removing and replacing clothes. I am going to try my laminate TV stand next as I do not like the dark color.
Top quality versatile product
This paint really does what is says. I've used it as a base coat over old gloss paints instead of endless sanding and it works. As long as you clean the surface thoroughly it will stick. And if you get it tinted grey it will cover any colour, ready for your top coat.
Actually a very good paint product
Wrote this review because many paint products, especially water based enamels, these days are pretty awful. So I thought would write about a good product - that might help get better results from top coat paint.
Found Taubmans 3 in 1 to be very useful & versatile. Originally bought as undercoat for enamel on timber trims (to go from existing water & new primed to oil based interior & exterior), then found out it could also be used as primer for bare gyprock/cornices to interior paints as well.
Easy to use/spread but quite dense - so...has excellent coverage with 1 coat. Also covers over previous coatings very well & is self leveling like old fashioned paint. So a lot of the issues with water based enamels being so thin & needing multiple coats to hide a previous colour aren't relevant. Hope this helps other people who just want a paint that works. (Don't just take my word for it. This stuff gets great reviews all over the internet. I did a lot of research. I also rang Taubmans direct to find out what it's proper use was before buying - so I wasn't just taking some salesperson's word for it in Bunnings & wasting my money.) I don't work for any of these companies. Just think good products should be reviewed too.
Questions & Answers
I'm painting wood panelling. I have sanded first and washed down wall. Have done first coat of 3 in 1. It's seems to be bleeding in places. Will the 2 coat help stop this. Or do I need to do something else.
I have used 3 in 1 for my bedroom ceiling over the old ceiling white and was so pleased with the coverage and thickness i decided not to waste my time with a top coat of ceiling white . Is this wrong ?
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