Hi,I’m a newbie on the forum but I’m a retired decorator.
I am currently repainting all the doors in my flat,and have been inspired by the fantastic gloss on Dutch doors, and want to move my skills up a notch or two.
I have been using Leyland trade undercoat(2 coats)and high gloss Black @ 15% Owatrol,(4-6 coats).
To get it smooth I use Tikkurila lacquer putty applied in two coats and sanded after each layer.
I apply the paint by roller first to guarantee a flat application.then a light brush with a Hamilton.
The problem I’m having is dust,as gloss black shows every imperfection.
As I live in a small flat,I don’t have a spare room I can seal off or a garage.
I could go down the route of polishing out the dust, but not 100% sure of the best method.
Or I could paint the doors in the bathroom filled with steam as a possible alternative?
Also,because of the long drying times, I’m struggling to keep the brushes and rollers from drying out. I’ve tried all combinations of bags,cloths and even tinfoil with varying success.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!