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I contracted to paint an item of furniture with the paint supplied by client . I found the paint to require many many coats and lacked any depth of colour after upwards of 6 coats . White is grey to the eye.By far the worst paint i have ever used. Never again. No Way.
A horrible paint
a good trim paint
I've used a few water based trim paints and this one is by far my favourite. It's just a little bit more workable than some of the others,I have noticed this paint tends to separate quickly too as mentioned below, in fact when I opened my new tin it was all water on top with a thick glob at the bottom. But just like any other paint that has separated you just need to mix it thoroughly with a paint stirrer. Painting trims with water based paint means you need to work fast because all of these paints start drying quickly.
more workable than other brands I've used
Looks great so far, but not mixing very well?
We are using this at the moment on all of our skirting boards, windows and doors. I have used (and reviewed) Taubmans paint before and last time had a fantastic experience with them. We were going to buy the cheaper Taubmans version for trims, but the salesman suggested this.
Thus far we have painted one entire window - required 3 layers. Is glossy, but not TOO glossy. Really nice finish. BUT it has been about 1 1/2 weeks since opening the can to decant more paint... I shook the can very well, and took the lid off. It didn't look like it had...mixed very well so I grabbed a stick and mixed it again for about 5 minutes... It was nice and thick underneath, but about an inch of the top was very thin and simply wouldn't mix in with the rest :( My partner had a try and wasn't sure what was going on. We're going to go and buy a paint mixer and hopefully this fixes the problem, but I have never seen paint separate like this over such a short period of time... Maybe it's the nature of water based enamel? I'll also note that it has been very cold in Adelaide lately (around 10 - 13C during the day) and this may be contributing to it? Will investigate this further and update! Not overly glossy, lovely finish, Taubmans (I find) has a great range of colours. Paint seems to separate easily and may require a paint stirrer to really stir it up (even if you bought it recently)
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
Thank your for choosing Taubmans Water Based Enamel for your painting project.
Can you tell us a little bit more about what you're recoating?
All the best,
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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