Has anyone experience of using Edward Bulmer water based eggshell?
its a hybrid but not like a LG/F&B/Fired Earth one - this has some serious sticky (linseed?) oil in it
My client has specified and supplied Bulmer paints and we are in the process of a five room project.
But the job came to an abrupt stop after we started using the water based eggshell. It was so heavy and sticky - slow to apply and after just a few minutes use our brush bristles started splaying, crossing and hardening to make laying off impossible
after various phone calls to Bulmer, to the importer Arrow and our own trial and error with different brushes and techniques we didn't make much progress apart from me paying my team to faff about with paint for half a day.
20% dilution with water gave it a reasonable flow but as to be expected poor opacity. we had to work quickly (a bit like you do with ZinsserBIN) and we found laying off a major challenge. But then it stayed tacky for hours - i expect I'll be prising the sash window open in the morning
brushes used were Purdy Dale Elite, Corona Delta, Hamilton, wooster silver tip and a Fox sash brush. But all suffered the same sticky fate. We were advised to wash out in warm soapy water then meths or thinners (negating the eco credentials of the paint?) and they certainly did need serious washing. The Elite is ruined and I've thrown away two Wooster pro-dooz 4" rollers too.
any shared experiences on this eggshell gratefully received