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    kriso is offline Keen Renovator
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    Default Which 3 in 1 paint is best

    I am currently renovating my house and am re-painting. The entire house has been painted in baby blue enamel on all the walls and a darker blue enamel on all the trims....(why anyone would do this I'll never know) Anyway, I was wondering what is the best undercoat to use for painting over all this enamel. Is a 3 in 1 product best, or is an acrylic undercoat / sealer all that's required. I have used taubmans 3 in 1 before and found it to be good, but it doesn't seem to cover the blue coloring all that well. Is there another product thats better???

    Regards.

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    Axel is offline Novice
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    Stick with the taubmans 3in1. A Cheaper acrylic sealer undercoat would be OK if you weren't painting over enamel. One coat of 3in1 plus two coats of a good quality acrylic wall paint should be OK for just about any colour change. Make sure the 3in1 is properly stirred through before applying.

    Also have you chosen a colour for your topcoat? It may be worth having the undercoat tinted as well.

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    kriso is offline Keen Renovator
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    I have chosen a very light neutral brown as the top coat colour. The coverage on the walls is not too bad but the darker blue trims seem to take a lot to cover. I have been using the Taubmans water based enamel on the trims in a white colour and have thinned it with 5% water. However after undercoating it seems to take 3-4 topcoats to cover the blue on the trims......

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    Hi..
    I would NOT recommend an acrylic undercoat as a transition coat from enamel to acrylic especially on your woodwork.
    I would be using Zinsser Bin.
    And as an added bones this product will also cover the blue allot better than .
    If you have allready started with acrylic undercoat I believe you will find it will be quite easy top scratch off the enamel using your fingernail..

    Goodluck..

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    kriso is offline Keen Renovator
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    Hi Strom,

    Thanks for the feedback. I have run out of Taubmans 3 in 1 so i will checkout the Zinsser product. I have only seen this product come on sale recently at my local bunnings, but do not know anything about it....but will investigate.

    Cheers

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    Strom is offline Senior Member
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    Hi..
    Don't know how much your local bunnies is flogging it for I normally order it from hear..
    & no I have no association with paint access..

    Buy Paint:Zinsser B-I-N:$79.44 @ PaintAccess.com.au

    Goodluck..

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