Painting & Decorating Question

White paint going yellow

I have read some of the answers to why white paint is going yellow but they seem controversial. Some say use water based paint, others say it's because water based was used. I want to repaint my kitchen cupboards. At present Farrow and Ball French Grey. I was going to use Dulux Jasmine white but I don't want them to turn Magnolia.
What preparation do I need and what brand of paint is recommended?

2 Answers

What u need to use is Dulux white undercoat maybe even 2 coats to get rid of the gray giving it a very light sanding between coats using a very fine sandpaper then top coat of jasmine white, satin or gloss I would go for satin. you should not use normal wall paint.



Answered 28th Aug 2012

A lick of paint

Member since 13 Feb 2012

Hello buzylizzy,I would first clean down the doors with a degreaser such as sugar soap and then wash with water. Then give them a light sand with a 240 grade paper before applying a coat of dulux white water based primer /undercoat with a mini roller and brush.Then apply 2 coats of dulux water based
jasmine diamond white eggshell paint sanding between coats with a 340
grade paper.I recommend eggshell paint because it drys flat and should not show brushmarks and not yellow.
andy stallwood

Answered 26th Sep 2012

a stallwood painter and decorator

Member since 31 Jan 2012

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