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    Default Acrylic exterior paint for windows , skirting board, internal and exterior door

    I have a bucket of Taubmans Exterior All weather acrylic paint.

    What is the advantage and disadvantage of using it for windows, skirting board, architraves, internal and exterior doors, as compare to enamel paint ?

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    What type of windows?
    Double hung sash windows bind and stick when painted with acrylic.

    Oil based enamels will yellow with age.
    Apart from that the choice of water / oil based paint is mainly personal preference.

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    Double hung sash windows, may be not a good choice for windows then. Is it as tough as enamel for bumps and knocks for skirting board and doors ?

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    Enamel is hard, as such it can crack or craze if hit hard enough.
    Acrylics are softer and have flex even when dry, this may mean a bit more forgiving for hard bumps.

    I find the enamels mark less with fingerprints and light scuffs and are more forgiving in these cases.

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    ive just started using taubmans alkyd enamel over taubmans 3 in 1, I was drawn to 3 in 1 cos you can paint over existing enamel with only cleaning of the surface with sugar soap you dont need to abrade or etch it which is good for me giving my house enamel has lead in it...

    at 90 bucks for 4 liters it is exxy but it is lit, dries fast, dries glossy, can brush it on and it flattens out pretty nicely, better with a 5mm roller, water clean up as well... its meant to be harder wearing than oil enamel faster drying less VOC and is not supossed to yellow.. im no pro but it is way better than cheap stinky oil enamel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bely1 View Post
    I have a bucket of Taubmans Exterior All weather acrylic paint.

    What is the advantage and disadvantage of using it for windows, skirting board, architraves, internal and exterior doors, as compare to enamel paint ?

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    It won't set properly indoors, it requires uv to set properly, and it will always be easily damaged as its designed to be stretchy to account for temp differences outdoors.

    I woukd just get some water based enamel,
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    So could an interior enamel be okay to use on the outside face of a window? I was going to paint my timber windows with Dulux Aquanamel, and wanted to use the same for both sides of the sashes

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacnelson View Post
    So could an interior enamel be okay to use on the outside face of a window? I was going to paint my timber windows with Dulux Aquanamel, and wanted to use the same for both sides of the sashes
    Dulux Aquanamel is ok for interior and exterior (at least according to the can I have).

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    Yeah I've read that recommendation on the can, but I suppose there is a difference between whether something is ok, and whether it is ideal! Time will tell I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacnelson View Post
    Yeah I've read that recommendation on the can, but I suppose there is a difference between whether something is ok, and whether it is ideal! Time will tell I guess
    if Dulux says it’s for exterior use, why would you doubt it? Aquanamel is a premium product.

    Just be certain to follow the prep instructions (yep, the ones on the paint tin) to the letter.

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