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Johnstone's StainAway Matt

Post by Morton » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:01 pm

Hi,
Just looking through the new Brewers deals - they advertise Johnstone's StainAway Matt - One coat stain blocking for smoke,nicotine and water stains. This StainAway Matt is WATER BASED Anyone used it?
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Post by wine~o » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:35 pm

Never used it, Bear in mind that any water based stain block (Zinsser or others) are just that stain blocks...

They just lock the stain in , they do not cover the stain. (A lot of people make this mistake and then complain that it didn't cover the stain)

You will still need to re-coat with emulsion or whatever after using a stain block.
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Post by chilli76 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi, I have used Johnstone's stain away on a number of occasions. The first was to cover a yellow nicotine stained ceiling, covered in 2 coats to a brilliant white (must leave a minimum of 4 hours between coats.
The second was to cover water damage on the ceiling and wall, again two coats required but what a great finish.
Easy to apply, easy to clean up equipment, very little smell, a great white finish just a little expensive.
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