I have not done any house / wood painting for some years except using emulsion on walls and ceilings. I have used industrial paints on landrovers with a roller and they are the sort that makes you float due to the fumes but cover really well, and you use lots of roller sleeves because they just sort of fall to bits. Now I have used water based primer on wood for the first time, Johnstones Joncryl Acrylic and it took me back to when I was a kid using them paint sets you diped the brush in water and then the little pot of paint, thats the sort of wish washy finish this primer is giving. Three coats and I can still see filler and a pencil mark from making the cupboard, its like I am using thickish semi skimed milk. So I assume that with water based paint there is a bigger difference between cheaper Johnstones and say Tikurrila where as I think there was not such a huge difference with oil based unless you went for Wickes or B&Q wonder paint.
So am dumping the Johnstones and need advice as to what primer I can cover this with, is Zinster the product to use or what ? Then for a semi matt finish what top paint to use ?
all the best Roy