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Not happy with this product, and found it very difficult to apply with any satisfactory result.
I bought 10 litres of this Ultimate for painting windows and skirting boards etc. the first tin of paint had coagulated into something like cottage cheese. Bunnings replaced it. The second tin, when I started painting, it rapidly became clear to me that this product just ruined any previous prep work. I found it's impossible to over-paint after about two minutes, and found brush marks are virtually impossible to remove. Thankfully Bunnings refunded, and I bought 10 l of an oil based semi-gloss, Now happy!
Check you tube first so that the paint is applied correctly. I used the alkaloid paint and had no problems .
Overall a very good product. Use a foam roller then brush lightly with a 6 inch brush. You can also use a sponge to slightly moisten the surface before painting.
Fantastic finish and easy to work with water based gloss
I have used acylic glosses years ago and was unhappy with the results- quick drying and leaving brush marks. The oil gloss gives great results but is so so messy.
People had said that water based gloss has come a long way so I decided to give the Taubmans Endure doors and trim paint a go and was pleasently surprised at how smoothly and easily it went on. Granted the gloss level is not as good as an oil based gloss but clean up was so much better.
I will have to wait and see how it holds up over time.
Wish I researched, instead of believing the Bunnings guy
As with many other reviews, I agree this paint is so annoying to use. I goes on patchy with a roller and streaky with a brush. It is generally impossible to overlay a smooth join even when the paint has just gone on less than a minute before. Every now and then I must have done something right and it gives a very smooth glossy finish. The rest is streaky or bubbly. I rang Taubmans after first using it for more advice, and as I was following all instructions, all they could suggest was adding 5% water, which helped a little.
This stuff seems to...
So many people can't be wrong.
Not sure if the good revues are from professional painters but as a novice I found this to be the worst paint I have ever used.
I loved the idea of wash up in water but found the following:
.It goes on thick but trying to overbrush leaves lines, appears to dry or become sticky very quickly.
.try to apply a bit thinner and it has no coverage even on the second and third coat still leaving an uneven finish.
.wash up in water? paint appears to dry on the brush very quickly so cleanup isn't as easy as it should be.
Like I im...plied earlier, it may be technique but I have had used other paints with very good success so unless you want a far less than perfect finish and heaps of frustration applying same, stay away from this product. To be fair I am updating this review. I decided to see how this product went with spraying. I have (had) a Wagner W540 spraygun, I believe this has now been upgraded to W550, it is a fine spray model for furniture etc. I diluted the product probably about 15%, maybe a bit more, there are no instructions on the can in relation to this.
Taubmans Ultimate Enamel Alkyd Based Best water based enamel I have ever used.
Can not understand why some low rating reviews have been said about this product, but having used it for a while now I would never go back to oil enamels. It wins hands down on the comparable Dulux aqua enamel. Using good quality brushes and rollers the product just goes on with ease and then flattens out smooth. Love it for windows, architraves and skirtings.
Sorry Taubmans Water Based Enamel, you fail
Thus would have to be the most frustrating, infuriating paint that I have ever used. It goes on like thin grease, with roller marks impossible to blend in. This paint does not "flash over" like any half decent paint would, and this is a paint that I wouldn't paint our dog house in. One star and that is more than it deserves.
Taubmans Ultimate Enamel (water based alkyd enamel)
Normally I wouldn't bother doing a review, however this product gave really good results and its hard to find good paints for my business as a few paints have been discontinued. We've been using high end paints for over 30 years.
Minor issue - its important to let the paint cure properly as it seems to take a bit longer than normal water based acrylics. I have really tested this product as we need to know if any new paints will work for us. If your interested copy this address in your browser for what I've found.
http://absolutesignsolution...s.com/signwriting-home/Contact-Us/Blog/Blog-Post?&BlogID=236&BlogCollectionsID=2 Follow up - 2 months later Paint is now totally cured. A nice hard durable finish. Follow up - 20 months on paint is still just like new. We've applied the Taubmans alkyd enamel to flat surfaces in the sun. It is easier than normal acrylic or enamel as it take a while to tack off. You need to use a low nap microfibre roller for best results rather than a brush as its quite thick.
several coats poor results
Very disappoint spent lots of time applying, will have to go and purchase a better quality paint tomorrow and start again.
Was recommend in paints department of bunnings,and to make it worse I have lost receipt so total loss of time and money.
I was not happy after six coats the worst paint I have ever used.
Not worth the money
This paint after three coats,plus two of 3 in 1 sealer/undercoat, is still not good enough coverage. Don't waste your money. Research paints before buying.
I really wish I had. It's that bad it should be free.
Even tried doing a coat with a roller and it's still no better
I would have to agree this is the worst paint
Unfortunately, I read these comments to late, I have painted the interior of at least 15 houses and because I liked the Taubmans Endure I thought I would try the expensive Ultimate for a really high gloss finish on my own house. This paint is crap don't buy it, you get the same result from a tin of the $20 for 4 litres at Bunnings or Masters don't waste your money. It runs everywhere, I have tried undercoat sealer to help but it is still very patchy after 3 coats and I am taking it back for a refund.
Never be talked into aquiring this paint for Interior Doors!
Bunnings kid talked us into buying this paint for interiors doors as we used Taubmans for the walls and even though we had a grey undercoat on doors, he did not tell us that you would need it - so kids do not know what they are selling to customers and are not trained up for it. 6 coats later of painting with this grease like paint, you could still could see the lines of the roller even leaving it for 2 hours to see if it would recitfy with another coat. Took it back and will never use any Taubmans again for the hours wasted for one door!
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If it's worth doing...
Painting my fourth house now and always ahappy dulux customer. Thought I would give taubmans a go this time around with the water based enamel for trims and doors. After 2 undercoats I am now up to my third top coat and it looks awful and patchy.
I wanted the house to look fresh and clean and now it just looks dirty and cheap. For downstairs I am going back to dulux and then will have to repaint upstairs alll again. If it's worth doing...
A poor finish not hard enough for doors
Taubmans water based paint does not stand up to normal wear and tear in my opinion. I painted 8 doors having followed all the instructions as given at Bunnings only to find that the vacuum scratched it off. I did contact Taubmans and was given the same instructions on the tin, which I had followed.
There are better natural products
As a painter & decorator of 30+ years, The Taubmans acrylic enamel trim is absolute rubbish & a total waste of money..overpriced, & a total waste of time.
It's a poor mans gloss. made for the handyman or people who no nothing about paints/painting..The idea is to go above what exists already out there & to provide a quality product,,9 out 10 painters hate it & will rarely use it unless requested by the client & most painters almost double & sometimes triple their quotes in the ares of woodwork..Simply if you want a good job using this paint a...
Worst paint ever!!
I've done a lot of painting in my time and I can honestly say I have never used a worse paint than this, I sanded, primed and applied sever coats of undercoat to ensure a good finish. I should have stopped there as this paint has ruined the look, it dries ridiculously quickly and leaves it looking like a mess. I'll have to sand it back and start again. I'm going back to Bunnings to try for a refund. This was the first time I had used Taubmans and will be the last.
Good paint needs a few coats
used this paint on old timber doors that were painted white used under coat on all doors . Painted doors lying down over tressels as paint can run if you paint doors standing up.Three coats over a white based undercoat did the job. easy to clean easy to apply once again 3 coats did the job.Very nice finish glossy color we used was vivid blue .
easy clean easy to apply much cheaper than dulux
need do stir a lot use attachmet on drill to do stirring
Good for furniture,terrible for doors
I purchased this paint to paint timber furniture & found it a bit thin - I had to apply about 5 coats so it wasn't transparent but the furniture came up nicely and I was happy with it.
I then purchased a tin so I could paint the interior doors and I have had nothing but trouble. Very streaky, you can see the brush marks or roller marks - the doors will need about 6 coats - I would never buy this paint again to do doors with, too much time wasting & too much effort.This paint is very transparent on the doors and I would not use this paint again so much of a time waster with this paint.
transparent,needs half a dozen coats
I used this water based enamel to paint new internal window architraves and my new front door. The finish of the paint is excellent but you do get brush marks. It is easy to apply once you get used to it, the first coat is the hardest. As with all of these water based enamels it dries quickly but having used another brand I found it just the same. I used gloss white with no tinting and it did struggle to cover pre primed pine but a professional painter friend of mine said that next time I should ask the paint shop to add 2 spots of black (4 lit...re can) and this will solve the coverage problem for gloss / semi gloss white. Overall reasonably happy. Nice hard finish, cleans easy Gloss white coverage could be better straight out of the can, dries quickly but all water based enamels do
Nice finish but peels off even after undercoat and sanding
Bought the water based Taubmans EasyCoat wall and Semi-gloss trim - wall paint was great, primer was great--- but the trim has been a nightmare. First time painted all the trim and doors and then found it peeled it off -well, I figured that was my mistake as I didn't put down a prep coat.
So I peeled off all the paint back to original, sanded lightly, bought the undercoat and started over again. The coverage is poor, after 4 coats the white still looks splotchy over the olive original trim, and even with a streak-free trim brush, it ...leaves marks - no leveling of the pant. It dries fast, even on the brush which after 2 doors of trim means washing out the brush completely or you get bits flaking into your work. And the qoear bit? After 4 coats now and all the prep work - the slightest scratch or bump of a dry door and the paint peels back to original! All I can hope for is that it will "cure" over a few months or these doors are going to look awful with the lightest touch. I'm complaining to Taubmans - love all the other paint products but the waterbased enamel is awful - don't touch it. Semi-gloss enamel finish looks nice Peeling even after proper preparation and 4 coats, No leveling - leaves streaks, Poor coverage several coats needed, Dries quickly on the brush
Questions & Answers
Do we need any sanding in between Coatings?
If the can directions have been followed, sanding between coats is typically only required to smooth out any visual irregularities.
How to do recoating
What are you re coating? If you are painting over oil based paint then you will need to undercoat with something like taubmans 123. If painting over water base paint then give it a light sand
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I am painting a wooden bed with Taubmans water based enamel. The bed is wood stained and I think is sealed with a low gloss varnish (factory finished). I have sanded it and under coated with Taubmans 3 in 1 sealer. I’m having trouble with brush strokes, mainly on the slats and especially at the edges of the slats where they are rounded. After doing the first coat of the water based enamel I have had to sand the brush strokes off and am now back to bare wood in places. My questions are: 1. Should I re-apply the undercoat where I have bare wood? 2. Should I use a roller where possible and if not, what is the best brush to use? Wendy
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