Would appreciate some advice on paint for new woodwork in my kitchen – skirting boards, architraves and doors. It’s been a few years since I last painted any woodwork from scratch – always used primer, oil based undercoat and top coat. Am a little nervous of using new formula oil based paints as I gather these can go yellow rather quickly and I do like being able to clean up with water. I used some water based eggshell recently to repaint some windows and sills and wasn’t too impressed, but that was Crown ordinary domestic paint bought in a hurry from Homebase…
I would buy a trusted brand like Little Greene but I want to match the paint to my kitchen units (RAL 9016 Traffic White). Was thinking of possibly Zinsser Perma-White, Holmans can supply this tinted.
Would this be a good choice for the wear and tear of a normal kitchen? I have an unopened tin of Crown Trade Wood Primer (solvent based so needs longer drying time but doesn’t matter, my time is my own), would this be OK under the Zinsser or should I leave it in the tin and buy something else? And would I also need an undercoat?
Skirting and architraves are new timber (have been old fashioned and treated the knots with knotting solution!). Doors are different – the joiner made me up some to blend in with the others in the house by using a standard plywood flush door with MDF strips applied to match the panels on the originals. My local paint supplier recommended Crown Grip Extreme for the MDF sections.
Your thoughts, please!