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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Hi,
Has anybody had any experience on the Wilko Radiator Enamel paint in satin white.

I used it and it had a chalky effect finish and i applied by Brush. It is not the same finish as the factory finish, as my radiator orignal factory finish i think they were satin or Gloss, i am not sure.

I could of used a spray to give the factory finish, but i was just concern if i could control or not for the excess spray and may cause runs or drips.

Heating was off , so all the radiator were cold and then applied the paint. switch the heating on after 24 Hours, once it completely dried.

I can live with it, as you can not tell until you feel the radiator.

There was some noticeable brush marks, it may be drying too quick or brush quality may not be good or over brushing by not using enough paint, these could be the possiblilty.



Wilko Radiator Enamel Satin Paint White 250ml
http://www.wilko.com/gloss-and-satin-pa ... vt/0188981


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Brush marks on a radiator (with a water-based paint) normally indicate the paint has dried too quickly, and/or over-brushing. A cool room, in addition to the radiator being switched off will help the paint stay workable.

A wipe over with a damp sponge/cloth prior to coating up also help prevent it setting. All that said, with a lot of water-based finishes you need to work pretty rapidly and not overdo things. As a trade-off you can apply the paint a bit thicker than oil, then get it laid off. That's when to let it set.

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I would suspect that it's the "wilko" brand paint that is the issue. I've only ever used it once. Never again.

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wine~o wrote:
I would suspect that it's the "wilko" brand paint that is the issue. I've only ever used it once. Never again.
That's a very good point actually.

Sometimes we get asked about products that we're not familiar with. Not because we're not knowledgeable, more to do with them being diy products.



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Some of these brands/products aren't used by the trade (for a variety of reasons) and occasionally a real dog of a product will hit the shelves. They can be unpredictable at best, to outright unfit for purpose at worst.

Best to stick to the main brands, or ask on here prior to buying the paint. :thumbright:

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