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    I've been making 22 MDF drawer fronts for some walk-in robes and built-ins I built.

    I love the White Knights MDF primer. I'd used ordinary undercoat before which just disappears into the endgrain, but this stuff is quite thick and gives a nice base for the top coat. I used Dulux Aquanamel as I like the acrylic clean-up and non-white characteristics of this paint.

    First 2 photos below show drawer construction, the last 4 are the finished drawers.

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    They look great, have just been looking around for something similar for our wardrobe, they cost a bomb to buy........

    I love Dulux Aquaenamel..lovely to paint with too (not that I really know what I am doing)

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    Read somewhere that cornice adhesive in end grain seals it well also. That paint - does it have a very high gloss like enamel. I miss " Ceramacoat" paint.
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    Andrew - yes the aquanamel does have a high gloss finish. Probably not as shiny as an oil-based paint but I can't tell the difference

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    great finish Tony! job very well done

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    they look great,
    We have been looking at auaenamel and will be giving it a go on archs and skirts.
    Do you think it has the wear that enamel has?

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    Denwool - I can't answer definitively but I did all my skirting and architraves (and doors) in aquanamel and have been happy wear-wise so far (1 year). I liked the non-yellowing characteristics of the paint and the convenience of a water-based paint (easy clean-up and short drying times). I used to use true enamel on doors etc but got annoyed with the gradual yellowing over time (which I believe is still an issue) and which became noticeable when it was close to something that did not change its whiteness (eg enamel sink)

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