dcojago 5

dcojago

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:01.06.2003

Reviews:21

Members who trust:6

Quote-start

no more glossing for me

Quote-end
08.04.2004

Advantages:
cheap, easier than glossing

Disadvantages:
waiting for paint to dry

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Value for Money

Quality

Durability

Drying Time Duration4 hrs says the packet

7 Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful See ratings
very helpful by (69%):
  1. JULIEANNE27UK
  2. Birky
  3. jouk04
and 6 other members
helpful by (31%):
  1. COOOEEE
  2. bluerose28
  3. stargatesg1uk
and a further member

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

I have started to redecorate my house as I have had plastering done in every room. I have been dreading doing the glossing. I hate glossing in such a pain and only looks nice for a few months.
So I decided I was going to replace all of my skirting boards, doors and door frames to have a natural wood effect. What an exepensive project. Then I remembered the T.V ad I see a few years ago for Ronseal Paint and Grain.
So I took a look at the Do I t All and B&Q web sites. Few they still sold it. So I went along to Do It All and got some.

The box:

It's red with blackand white striped writting saying Ronseal and under that in white it says Paint and Grain. It shows all the diffrent colours it comes in, let's you know what the box contains. What you can and can't use the paint for, how to apply the paint, precautions to take, and it has The Prince Of Wales Award for Innovation which was awarded in 1997.

Whats in the box:

1 ltr of base coat
500ml of graincoat
graining tools
instruction leaflet

Colours it comes in:

Antique Pine (this is the colour I choose)
Rustic Oak
Limed Oak
Deep Mahogany
Paffic Blue (looks lovley colour for a bathroom)

Coverage:

24 square meters per coat
4 standard doors on both sides needing 2 base coats
40 standard kitchen unit doors on 1 side
Coverage can vary with type and colour of the surface being treated.

Types of material it can be used on:

Painted wood
MDF
Melamine
Plastic
Plywood
Chipboard

Things it can be used on:

Kitchen units, Skirting boards, Interior window frames,Panelling, Dado and picture rails, Cupboards, Stair rails and bainsters, Interior doors, Occsional tables, Shelving, Furniture, Painted radiators, Picture and mirror frames, Tongue and groove boards,Flat Curved and Intricate areas.

What you can't use it on:

Floors, Exterior surfaces, Desks, UPVC windows, frames or doors, Kitchen work tops, Glass and Bare metal.

How to use:

1. Wash surface sand down and wash again then wait for it to dry.
2. You apply 1-2 base coats and allow each coat to dry. It susposed to take 4 hours but took around 7 hours. This is probley because iI haven't had my radiators put back on the walls yet so theres no heating in the whole house. The paint covers really well and stayed on where old paint work had chipped.
3.Liberally apply graincoat. Very easy for sloppy painters because brush marks don't matter.
4. Take the comb tool and run across the surface doesn't matter the lines arn't straight. It gives a better effect if there a bit wonky.
5. Take the graining tool and draw it along the surface in a continuous motion whilst rocking the tool at infrequent intervals. This takes a bit of practice but it doesn't matter if you go wrong. All you do is brush over the area again comb it then use the graining tool again.
5. For added protection Ronseal recommend you use Ronseal quick Drying Clear Varnish. You have to buy this seperately though.

What I think of the product and the effect:

I love the effect this paint has left on my door and skirting boards it looks great. When i was painting with this product there was no horrid fumes either. It is so cheap and easy too use i will be using it all over the house. The first product I have used that does exactly what it says it does. Once i've finished my house my mum wants me to do her house for her too. We both think my doors look brand new and the effect is really good.

P.S I CAN NOT BE SURE ON DURABILITY AS I HAVE NOT LONG PAINTED MY SKIRTING BOARDS AND DOORS


  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review  

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 1p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

luckyarchers 07.06.2004 00:09

You say "cheap, easier than glossing" and you love the effect. What more could we ask of this product. Interesting review.

Birky 06.06.2004 13:49

This stuff is fantastic! Laura x

COOOEEE 13.04.2004 22:48

I recently saw the grain effect on a door and was really impressed. Fionaxx

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Compare prices »

1 to 5 out of 5 offers for Ronseal Paint & Grain   Sorted by: Price 

Product Information »

Product details

Manufacturer Ronseal
Type Wood Stain/Treatment

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Ronseal Paint & Grain - review by Mojoly

Quote-start Grain with no pain Quote-start

very helpful

Review Ratings »

This review of Ronseal Paint & Grain has been rated:

"very helpful" by (69%):

  1. JULIEANNE27UK
  2. Birky
  3. jouk04

and 6 other members

"helpful" by (31%):

  1. COOOEEE
  2. bluerose28
  3. stargatesg1uk

and a further member

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Ronseal Paint & Grain? Click here