Armstead Quick Dry Gloss Review

By Daniel Wilson

My Customer supplied this Armstead QD gloss. Normally, 95% of the time I use water based anyway, so I thought it was going to be ok.

I Primed the trim, which had been previously coated with oil, using otex akva. I applied 2 coats of the Armstead using a good Purdy.

I must say, this is the worst water-based gloss I have ever used. I tried the usual trick of adding floetrol, water etc. But the brush marks are terrible, the viscosity and opacity are bad. It is like applying vinyl silk. In fact, I think that may be better.

This is one paint I will be not using again.

This the same stuff but sprayed

Tony Fitzgibbons

Adding water has the opposite effect in water-based paints, makes it dry faster and leaves more brush marks 👍

Dom Owen

Horrible stuff

Christopher Ashby

I’ve had good results using a fossa viper with it

David Barrett

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