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Offline Len C

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Enamel for furniture ?
« on: May 26, 2018, 11:10 AM »
Question for the painting folks.  We are moving and my wife wants to claim my old desk for her hobby house and paint it a pretty color.  I was looking at either SW Proclassic alkyd interior enamel (oil) or SW Proclassic Interior waterbased acrylic alkyd enamel.

Comments appreciated!

Thanks
Len

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 12:42 PM »
Go with the water.

Tom

Offline JimH2

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 01:21 PM »
Go with the water.

Tom

Why not oil? Nothing holds up like oil paint does and nothing will ever match the durability.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 02:45 PM »
Go with the water.

Tom


Why not oil? Nothing holds up like oil paint does and nothing will ever match the durability.

The new waters and acrylics are far superior to oil. They do not alligator skin over time due to the oil drying out of them. They are easier to work with and clean up after. They are far more flexible and resilient.

All of the waters and acrylics are 100% child safe once they dry. Oils may not be.

Tom

Offline Len C

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 06:35 PM »
Thanks for the responses. Will go with the water based acrylics.

Len

Offline Mace

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2018, 10:00 PM »
Most flooring guys I know.... well, actually all I can think of no longer use oil on floors but water. if it will hold up to the traffic and usage of a floor then furniture will be fine as well.

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Oil is not what it once was with new Voc levels oil based paints have not been able to keep up and personally think they are no good.

Mainland Europe has been water based for many many years and water based paints are so advanced now they are far superior than oil based paints.

Drying times, coverage, durability, resistance, finish, adhesion you name it there are water based products which are loads better than oil based. 

We in the U.K. are only just waking up to water based products.

People hate them here because they don’t know how to use them correctly.

There are good and bad products like with everything so because there might have been some one who had a problem with a water based product doesn’t mean they are all rubbish.


Here is an example.   I’m holding idigbo in my hand which has a stain blocking water based product only one thin coat few days dry now and there is no bleeding. 

The timber on the floor which I’ve used to place my painted items on is also idigbo.  I used a internal paint primer which has no tanning and you can see the overspray onto the idigbo has gone bright yellow.

This just a example how a water based product from Germany has the ability to fully block tanning.   Where as I’ve been told by many water based is no good for hardwood windows it eventually goes yellow gotta use oil based.    Not true just gotta find and use right products for the job
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Offline Gargoyle

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 07:50 AM »
Jmbfestool,
What is the Name of the material used here? Company?
Thank you.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 09:58 AM »



All of the waters and acrylics are 100% child safe once they dry. Oils may not be.

Tom


Sure water based paints can be safer and now often superior to oil, but in the paint retail training I received, we were warned that water based paint eaten off a baby’s cribb can re absorb moisture and swell in a stomach.
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Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Enamel for furniture ?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2018, 02:38 PM »
Jmbfestool,
What is the Name of the material used here? Company?
Thank you.

I used IsoGrunt by Caparol it’s for bare wood only, to block tanning ready for enamel, acrylic top coats

 

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