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(garyscott25) #1

Hi all . I’ve always used Purdy brushes an Hamilton perfection rollers 9/12 inch . But I see u all seem to use 15 inch Wooster rollers for emulsion. On flat walls . The brushes I use are the blue pro monarch elite . Which I think are very decent . An I seem to get a decent finish on walls once prep is done with these rollers . But I’m willing to give these big boy rollers a try u all use … Where would I get these .? As I would need new paint scuttles an poles as I’m sure my Purdy poles would not fit a Wooster roller and cage .? An which are the best ones to get for achieving a nice smooth finish ? Also what are these dust eaters you talk of ? Many thanks gaz


(Andy Crichton) #2

For rollers, it’s all here in this article about Wooster emulsion kit. Kit comes and kit goes, written in 2011, this collection still passes muster! It’s a 14" sleeve in this system

There is clearly no “best brush” but there are a lot of great brushes, thank goodness. Picasso, Fox, Corona are the first three I can rattle off, but you may not like any of them if you prefer a stiff filament.

One important factor is also a decent wall paint. High acrylic content all the way, in my view.

In other words, think of emulsion painting as a system, with a few factors needing to come together to up your game. The above system upped my game significantly when I found it.


(garyscott25) #3

Thanks Andy . Gonna try that mythic emulsion u have mentioned . I always use Johnstones an seem to have no problems . But u being the main man gonna give it a try . Bomborgh paints in Traffird park can get it in I think . Gonna take some getting used to this trying all these different products :smile:


(garyscott25) #4

Also Andy where are the best stockist of these Wooster products ? I might give Wooster themselves a ring as hopeless on line :flushed:


(Andy Crichton) #5

try here at Mypaintbrush


(darlic) #6

Or decorating direct offer great service.


(garyscott25) #7

Cheers . That decorating direct have a massive range . Can’t find mythic . Or miranol though . Or the otex


(dave D9 decor) #8

mythic, miranol and otex can be ordered in by Brewers if that branch doesn’t stock it.


(garyscott25) #9

Thanks . Not one near me I don’t think but il look online. Gotta be worth a go seems as everyone on here loves em . You had much experience with these products ?


(garyscott25) #10

Thanks dave . Much appreciated


(darlic) #11

Holmans specialist paints,sell mirronal ,ottex,both products are execllent


(garyscott25) #12

Thanks . Can u get the otex in a dark grey as got a black front door to do so gonna use miranol as top coat . How many coats of miranol do u usually put on


(garyscott25) #13

Also . An don’t all take this the wrong way :flushed::flushed: say for example I’m doing a living room . Emulsion / uc/ gloss . They are not after the woodwork to look like a mirror or feel like glass . They want a decent 2 day job . Can otex and miranol be used in the same way as I use my Johnstones ultra undercoat an ultra gloss ? So good rub down dust off . Undercoat . Then next day fly over with 240 pad dust off tac rag then gloss . Or is it not worth the extra cost unless you are going to town on the prep ? Cheers guys


(dave D9 decor) #14

i tend to keep Otex for use on very high end work: kitchen cabinets, furniture, shutters.
For regular skirting etc Johnstones Aqua system u/c has everything I need: good adhesion, good opacity and self levelling flow out for a flat surface for topcoats.

as always its agreeing standards, quality and price with client at the quote stage.


(garyscott25) #15

Very true dave . Never used the aqua range . I like most Johnstones products an I have a big account with them so get the products at very good rates . Just looking for that extra step to up our game on a higher end of work . . I try to look at in that there are levels . Lil old Mavis in her bungalow who wants a nice job done at a decent price but don’t want us there 2 days prepin 1 door . Wants her job done an left tidy . Where as a big house in Bowden who want to spec finish on everything obviously costs more .


(darlic) #16

Hi dave since this article was written do you still use the johnstons aqua system?thinking about trying it.


(dave D9 decor) #17

Hi Darlic yes I’ve stuck to the same, as in my reply from April 2016.
Otex for kitchen cabinetry etc, Johnstones Aqua undercoat for regular skirtings, doors, window frames etc.

I dont particularly like the Johnstomes Aqua Satinwood as a topcoat I think it looks a bit plastic, preferring Mylands, Little Greene or F&B eggshells


(darlic) #18

Whats the johnsons aqua gloss like?I was experimenting this week used the crown fast flow,and the eico alterior gloss,thats awesome stuff and worth paying for,


(dave D9 decor) #19

I never get asked for gloss so I don’t use it other than for exterior front doors .