Have I ruined my doors?

  • SalKhan's Avatar
    Level 1
    ​​​​​​​Hello all, I recently bought a factory-primed white door from Wickes ... well I bought four. I was told by their customer service team that it was ready to paint using a water-based paint, and this was highlighted on their product description too. I was then recommended their own range of water-based interior wood paint - I purchased them in Matt Black. However, after two coats I’ve noticed the paint is very blotchy. They were cleaned, already primed, so I’m not sure what I was missing for them to turn blotchy - and with them being so dark in colour, the mistake (for a lack of better words) is very visible. Any advice on how to best approach this now?
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    Sean's Avatar
    Level 20
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    Hi SalKhan,
    sounds like you might have purchased an emulsion paint ideally for walls and that might be the reason it hasn’t covered.
    personally I wouldn’t use a Matt paint on doors as it will mark easy. Ideally I would use something like Dulux diamond eggshell as it’s tougher and should convert better painting black on white primer will most likely take three good coats.
    hope this helps .
    ​​​​​​​sean
    SEAN SAUNDERS DECORATING
  • Lauren's Avatar
    Community Manager
    Hey, thank you for taking the time to answer @Sean 😊
    @SalKhan - I am just tagging you so that you receive a notification to see the answer

    Please let us know how you get on with the advice Sean has shared,

    All my best,
    ​​​​​​​Lauren
  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
    Level 20
    @SalKhan
    hello ive only just found this question
    a great answer from Sean.
    i agree a matt finish (no sheen)
    is not a good choice.
    Sometimes when painting doors and general woodwork from white to black its good to apply an undercoat.
    this can help with coverage.
    i would also look at the tools (Brushes & rollers) you used in the painting project.
    quite often painting woodwork black requires many coats 3+ to to produce a solid black finish.
    Another point - own brand paint can often be not as good as trade quality paints.

    it sounds like……..

    1. Additional coats of paint needed
    2. Choice of paint applicators (invest in better quality
    3. Application technique
    4. Watch some YouTube videos to see tips on application
    5. Look through my Instagram (@tooltalk1)
    there are a few door painting videos & recommendations on which brushes & rollers to use
    6. Allow paint to fully dry
    7. Choose a Trade quality branded Paint

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  • Lauren's Avatar
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    Brilliant advice @ToolTalk1 😍
  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
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    @Lauren
    Thank you appreciate that……👍
    i used to be part of a regular Phone in with BBC Radio Norfolk

    Solving Decorating & diy problems with their listeners.

    Was so much fun 🙌
  • SalKhan's Avatar
    Level 1
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Hi SalKhan,
    sounds like you might have purchased an emulsion paint ideally for walls and that might be the reason it hasn�t covered.
    personally I wouldn�t use a Matt paint on doors as it will mark easy. Ideally I would use something like Dulux diamond eggshell as it�s tougher and should convert better painting black on white primer will most likely take three good coats.
    hope this helps .
    ​​​​​​​sean


    Thank you Sean, that is great advice, and I will definitely take that on board. The doors have been hung, but still need attending to. Am I right to think that the Dulux Diamond Eggshell is a product which comes in Black too?
  • SalKhan's Avatar
    Level 1
    Quote Originally Posted by ToolTalk1 View Post
    @SalKhan
    hello ive only just found this question
    a great answer from Sean.
    i agree a matt finish (no sheen)
    is not a good choice.
    Sometimes when painting doors and general woodwork from white to black its good to apply an undercoat.
    this can help with coverage.
    i would also look at the tools (Brushes & rollers) you used in the painting project.
    quite often painting woodwork black requires many coats 3+ to to produce a solid black finish.
    Another point - own brand paint can often be not as good as trade quality paints.

    it sounds like��..

    1. Additional coats of paint needed
    2. Choice of paint applicators (invest in better quality
    3. Application technique
    4. Watch some YouTube videos to see tips on application
    5. Look through my Instagram (@tooltalk1)
    there are a few door painting videos & recommendations on which brushes & rollers to use
    6. Allow paint to fully dry
    7. Choose a Trade quality branded Paint

    ​​​​​​​


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    Thank you for your response, I fear I made a lot of mistakes here, but it is all a learning process. Thanks to Sean, I have a paint brand in mind, so I will definitely move away from own-brand paints. You are right about the additional costs, I have spent far too much trying to rectify my mistake.

    Do you have advice on using the correct tools? Will follow you on Instagram now! Thanks :)
  • ToolTalk1's Avatar
    Level 20
    @SalKhan
    glad the checkatrade community is proving resourceful.

    sure

    1. Brushes - Proform Blaze - Monarch Advance - Arrowworthy Classic- Picaasso
    Zachory

    2. Roller sleeves - Two fussy blokes - Picasso (orange) Arrowworthy Classic - Premier microfibre

    3. Roller frames - Premier - Wooster - Arrowworthy

    4. Roller poles - Wooster


    shout if you need any more tips & advice.
    myself & Sean are quite Active on here.

    try to show pictures of your project so we may advise better