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Posted by mclarke
Thu, Jun 28, 12 at 8:19
|In my little lakeside cottage, I have five or six pieces of white painted furniture which need painting. I have to do this every few years, and this year I decided to actually ask for advice!
What, in your collective experience, is the best gloss white paint for furniture?
I'd love a paint that will resist yellowing, and maybe will cover (previous white gloss) with one coat?
Please don't tell me to visit the Paint Forum. They will just yell at me. : )
|You may try some creamy color.|
|I have used BM White Dove and love it|
|Have never used the Cabinet Coat, but according to what i've read on the paint forum, it's one of the best. ;o;|
|About 5 years ago my husband painted a small table for our covered porch with a marine paint he had left over from painting his sailboat. It hasn't yellowed and the finish wears like iron. Our LL Bean rockers need repainting and I'm going to use that paint. I don't know the name of it, so I'll have to ask him when he gets home.|
|If you want cheap and good, try Rustoleum paint in high gloss. I painted our stair spindles, banister, etc in it. I can see my reflection in the black paint. I think it was seven dollars or so a quart. It will yellow in a few years, though. |
All the big brands, sherwin williams and BM have marine paint if you want to go that way.
If you're looking for beautiful and expensive, try fine paints of europe. I've been repainting our cabinets and other things in it. The finish is rock hard and beautiful. But, it's 120.00 without shipping for a euroquart. I think the smaller version is just 40 dollars. I don't use as product as BM for some reason. Must have to do with consistency. You can see your reflection in it. Sprays and paints wonderfully. They use an oil derivative. I don't believe it's supposed to yellow. But you may want to ask to be certain. They have a finish called brilliant and that is what people do for doors. Faron (in the paint section) really recommends it.
|chickadee, i would love to know the name of the paint. DH is always having to repaint our front porch and would love something that has a bit more lasting power.|
|Thank you all so much! |
I never heard of Cabinet Coat. I'm going to check it out, thanks!
As for color, I want to keep white-white, not ivory or cream.
Kim,I looked into Fine Paints of Europe, and although I would love that result, I don't want to spend that money. I have tried Rustoleum, but you're right, it does yellow.
Chickadee please do ask your husband what brand of marine paint he used. This cottage is seasonal, which means it's unheated in the Connecticut winters... so the furniture must endure great sweeps of temperature change. Marine paint might be just the ticket!
Forboys, I will look into the Advance Paint.
|We use Hascolac in the brilliant finish from Fine Paints of Europe for exterior doors - they sell a door kit that has all the things you need, and it's spendy, but not unreasonable for just one thing. And it is absolutely worth the money, I think. Gorgeous, stable, and wears and wears.|
|I talked to my husband and he said the paint is called Interlux Brightside Polyurethane. He usually gets his shipped from Jamestown Distributors in RI because he qualifies for free shipping from them. I checked the price and they sell it for $32.99 a quart, but you can get it cheaper than that. I did a little googling and found that West Marine sells it for $43.99 but their website said they will match a competitor's price. I called them to verify that, and the rep said that if you go to one of their stores and tell them the website of the competitor and the stock #, they will look it up, and if the competitor has it in stock, they will match the price. So I googled again and found that Boater's Island sells it for $28.72. You can check for other places as backup. Wholesale Marine was $33.05 with free shipping. I thought of West Marine because at least you can easily pick up and return items from a local store. Their website says they will give free shipping over $99, but that doesn't apply to hazardous materials. Not sure about the polyurethane aspect. |
Anyway, this is the stuff a lot of the wooden boat builders recommend on their forums if they don't use the 2 part epoxy version. From the reviews I just read, I think it's important to follow the directions in terms of the outside temperature for ease of application. Some recommended using foam rollers and a foam brush. I know these guys don't want to see any brush strokes, and when you're painting a large surface like a boat, it can be hard to avoid if the paint sets up too quickly. That's why the temperature is important to them.
|Oh come on now, the paint forum isn't that bad. |
FYI, BM Advance is a latex/oil hybrid and may yellow slightly over time (but considerably less than regular oil paint).
|Chickadee, you are the BEST! Thanks so much for doing all that research! I will definitely chase Interlux Brightside. I've been doing some reading about it, and it sounds perfect for my needs. |
|I usually just use BM or SW satin wall paint on my painted furniture but we used Sherwin Williams Pro Classic semi-gloss on all the trim and it's very good.|
We also use the Interlux Brightside for things on/in our Nordic Tug. We get it from West Marine. They have stores all over CT. (We're in Mystic.)
That paint wears like iron & stays color true.
Here is a link that might be useful: Interlux Brightsides - West Marine
|Triciae, we almost went to Mystic this weekend for the boat show, but my husband didn't want to deal with the heat again this year. The weather was pretty hot last year yoo. 'Takes all the fun out of it. I, on the other hand, find a nice place for lunch and go shopping.|
|I used Dutch Boy ultra white trim paint in gloss. One coat dried rock hard, glossy and pure white. I have used it on an end table and on bathroom door trim and baseboard. The trim looked brand new after 6 years and showed no scratches from our dog that was occasionally sequestered in the bathroom. I just moved last month and keep thinking of trimming out my sad baseboards here with the Dutch Boy.|
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