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Yellowing paint

Posted by Lynn Stokes, on
Which brand of white gloss paint will not yellow and where can I buy it lots of conflicting advice around and very confusing
Gary Finnie

Gary Finnie

Hi Lynn, Paint can be very confusing as their are so many types and it canbe aimed at the DIYer or the professional. Most of the larger manufacturers have solved the yellowing problems in a lot of paints since the changes to VOC content came a couple of years ago. In my experience I do not see this as such a big problem anymore if you buy the correct paint. When buying your paint go to the manufacturer outlet i.e Johnstones decorating Centre: johnstonestrade store-finder Dulux Trade: duluxdecoratorcentre instore/index Crown Decorating Centre: crowndecoratorcentre StoreDirectoryList Speak to the staff and get their advice from the feed back they get from tradesmen. I use Crown "Full Gloss" which when applied has a yellow tint to the white (Ironic I know) and when dries it goes brilliant white. This is a reaction of their anti yellowing agent. It has a high Gloss finnish and good adhession to surfaces and is good at filling small scratches as you paint. The surface is very durable after one week as the paint will cure within this time. The paint is for trades people so is quite thin therefor do not over load your brush but as a result the coverage is very good and it spreads when on the surface which eradicates brush marks. Use this in conjunction with their quality undercoat and you should have a good finnish that lasts. Hope this helps Gary
stephen paxman

stephen paxman

i try not to use gloss paints anymore due to the problems that have been mentioned, there is a full range of johnsons eggshell which is a better quality paint and because its eggshell there is less fade and it does leave a very nice finish the only downside is its not as shiny as full gloss. all the customers i have painted for in the past year have liked the look of eggshell and reported no problems with fade. hope this helps a bit stephen.
Michal Banas

Michal Banas

Hi Lynn, Since change of regulations solvent paints now have to be manufactured in a bit different way. Dulux had problems with their gloss and satinwood paints - they were actually going yellow. We are using (quite cheap in compare with Dulux) Wickes brand paints for past three years and never had any problems with them. All Clients seem to be happy and i had no comments that they are going off white or yellow.
Tony Priestley

Tony Priestley

An oil based gloss is best, preparation is key with a good sanding, primer, undercoat and a top gloss, we have found johnstones oil based gloss to be the best, hope that helps you.
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Hi Lynn, i have been decorating for over 30 yrs and all paint discolours with age, you notice it more with white paint. It has been more of a problem since the eu made the manufactureres remove some chemicals as mentioned by someone else, if you are set on a high gloss finish i use Johnstones brilliant white gloss, if not the water based glosses/paints yellow at a slower rate but will have to compromise on level of sheen. Regards Andy
William Bruce

William Bruce

Hi Lynn. Most white glosses will yellow or grey through time. I would suggest Crown white oil based gloss. Or if your not looking for a hi shine gloss try water based acrylic gloss.
Tom Fahy

Tom Fahy

Good evening, I'm sure there is a gloss that state's it is none yellowing gloss but I think all paint diss colors in time Bespoke contractors LTD
Kamil Kucharski

Kamil Kucharski

Unfortunately all of oilbased glosses will go yellow with time, I have found that satinwood and eggshell stays white longer, and if you really want gloss finish then waterbased ones stay white too, but finish on them isn't as nice as on oilbased. P.S. I use dulux or glidden
Phillip Vorster

Phillip Vorster

As far as I know this is a problem that is wide spread due to the health & saftey issue, some content was reduced or removed from the paint hence causing this problem.
Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson

All oil paints will start greying and yellowing especially now as the wisdom of the eu forced a change in their manufacture. They claimed the VOC content was contributing to global warming. Hmm.... Personally i use MSP by BEDEC. Water based an will not yellow for a long time. Do a job once an not have to repeat every few years is economic sense
Chris Plastow

Chris Plastow

Go to the dulux website for that information. Note that pollution in the air in the home can still yellow paint , like cigarett smoke, cooking with oil and the oven.

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