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What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?

10 Answers

Answered by Pete is my builder

17th April 2019

Pete is my builder answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

Usually, we use oil-based paint for the woodwork /door, frames, skirting, windowsill/ because the water-based paint it gets dirty faster. We used Dulux Satin or High Gloss for the second quote and before oil-based Dulux primer quote. If the customer wants different paint we always discuss with them and suggest the good quality paint but we use what they want.

Answered by Jason Gunter Decorating

15th April 2019

Jason Gunter Decorating answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

I have for the last couple of years switched over to water based paint for all my interior woodwork due to its benefits over oil based paint which now yellows within two years meaning the maintenance is much sooner then water based .Whilst you can use the likes of crown or dulux water based products i prefer to source the (imho )better quality waterbased products from overseas and get them mail ordered to my door for my jobs

Answered by Extreme Handyman, Fencing and Decorating Service.

23rd March 2019

Extreme Handyman, Fencing and Decorating Service. answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

Product choices depends on what the existing skirting boards are painted with. If they have been painted before then there are 3 tyoes of paint in 3 different finishes. Woodeork paint is either oilbased, waterbased or a hybrid. Oilbased paint does have a better finish but yellows quickly, stays wet for a long time and is smelly. Water based doesn’t cover as well as oil so will need an extra coat but it doesn’t yellow. Hybrids in my opinion is a waste of time. There are lots of waterbased makes but the best is Benjamin Moore scuff x. That is worth the extra money as it will cover in 2 coats unless it’s a colour change. The 3 most common finishes are eggshell, satin and gloss. Eggshell is very flat and gloss is the shinier. Most people go for Satin

Answered by Northamptonshire Painting & Decorating

19th March 2019

Northamptonshire Painting & Decorating answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

Sand down and dust off and I line using 2 coats of crown white satinwood waterbased or oilbased , oilbased being more durable than the waterbased system. However waterbased system has its advantages of staying whiter for longer and drying time is quicker than oilbased. This is far more appealing than a gloss finish. A gloss finish looks cancellfied.

Answered by Three counties damp and groundworks

16th March 2019

Three counties damp and groundworks answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

The trend seems to have shifted in recent years and more and more people are starting to use Satin wood paint rather than gloss. I personally believe that satin gives a more modern and pleasing look than gloss. It also holds it white colour longer and doesn't go yellow/cream like we all know gloss does over time

Answered by A-Team Painting & Decorating

28th February 2019

A-Team Painting & Decorating answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

I prefer to use oil based satinwood on skirting boards, door frames etc .Satin is a mid shine finish which will stay whiter for longer rather than gloss. It is down to the customer to chose if the paint is to be shiny or not , either water based or oil based.most important is to use an undercoat no matter what paint you go for .

Answered by Brush Finish

10th February 2019

Brush Finish answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

There are varying degrees of sheen level to choose, from matt to eggshell, then satin and then gloss. Skirting boards in high traffic areas, like hallways and kitchens, are more likely to be scuffed so need a durable finish. Look for paints that are made specifically for woodwork, prepare the surfaces thoroughly, and use the correct primer or primer/undercoat before applying your chosen topcoats.

Answered by D. Barrett Decorating

10th February 2019

D. Barrett Decorating answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

It's down to what finish you require. Satin, eggshell, matt or gloss and then whether it's a oil or water based finish. Gloss in water based doesn't have the same shine to oil based but it will stay whiter a lot longer. Satin and eggshell finishes are very similar in oil and water based. Personal choice I prefer a satin finish

Answered by S&M Decorators Ltd

9th February 2019

S&M Decorators Ltd answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

Depends on the client's preference what paint to use. It can be a gloss finish, matt finish, satin finish. And it depends on budget as well; some clients want to use expensive paints others are using the cheap ones. In my opinion gloss finish is the best and last longer, the other choices are just a cheap and faster solution.

Answered by Esspro Property Services

8th February 2019

Esspro Property Services answered the question "What is the best paint to use for skirting boards?"

The best finish will depend on the customers personal taste. You can have a full gloss finish, a satin finish or an eggshell finish. Some customers also opt for a Matt finish. Some customers like to have coloured skirtings boards instead of the traditional white finish. Each finish if applied correctly will provide longevity.

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