Isomat Isolac Aqua Satin Review
By Lisa Williams
Using this today. Like any paint I’ve never used, I tried it in my own house first. Must say I love the feel of the finish, it’s quite thick to use but opacity is good.
Now it does say it can go straight over oil, when I tested that theory at home it was scratching off after a week. I then used an adhesive primer, (just what I had kicking around) on my handrail then put 1 topcoat over the top & even now it’s solid. (This was a few weeks back).
I’ve been using Bedec aqua advance since going WB but this could be my next go to paint.
It’s failed on me without adhesion primer and after proper prep, so I won’t use it again
I used to use it a lot, but then I went back to a few jobs that I’d used it on, and it hadn’t aged well. Looked dull and it’s terrible on busy handrails, you know the ones that are in contact with greasy hands all the time.
Johnstone’s water based satin 👌🏼
Alright when I used it and it does need an adhesion primer. Make sure it’s stored at correct Temperature though or it goes off. Don’t bother with their emulsion though.
With a good key it will pass the scratch test. But for good results it does need water added to it or floetrol. Good brush damp cloth.
The Andura titanium is bullet proof with a quick key and 2 coats over old oil. Under £40 per 5 liters as well!
I used to only ever use it straight over old oil with no problems. Even the gloss. But like everything I think they’ve messed about with it now. Use it with aqua undercoat first now. Plus, it works out cheaper doing it that way lol