As professional painters & decorators we have a choice with what paint we use, and most importantly how we use it. I have been testing and reviewing now for ten years and I am only ever interested in things that make a difference to my decorating business.
Trade paint as we know is formulated so the pro decorator can ease it out to suit the job in hand. I used to be happy with using good old fashion water for water based paints and white spirit for anything solvent based.
For many years now I have found something that not only eases the paint to make it better to work with but improves the final finish and with the added bonus of reducing brush and roller marks.
I use the Floetrol in all my water based paints I.E emulsion, & acrylics be they eggshell, satinwood or gloss.
For solvent based paints, Owatrol Oil really does make a wonderful difference when producing high quality finishing.
The big thing at the moment is hand painted bespoke kitchens & bedrooms and furniture such as alcove built in units and focal pieces like radiator covers and book cases.
Owatrol Oil improves flow and levelling thus enabling the end user to get a better finish and it gives a longer wet edge, so you can spread and lay off the paint. And a rust inhibitor built in…!
It’s funny really as professionals we are quite set in our ways and trying to get us to try new thing is very hard…
But when we do take that step its like “I wished I tried that years ago“!