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    Default Oil or Water based paint for skirting and architraves?

    My wife is painting our new MDF skirts and architraves with a water based gloss dulux white. It just doesn't seem as 'solid' as I have seen.

    Should these be painted with an oil based paint and would it make a significant difference?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Oil will give a harder finish, but if it is allready painted in water based it is to late, unless you re undercoat. I favour oil on trim and water based on walls, but whatever you put on it all marks.

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    I was just going to ask if it is possible to go over a water based finish with an oil paint withoiut undercoating!

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    It can be done, but I would not recommend it especially if it is still a "fresh" finish. Maybe NEXT time
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