This product took a few days to arrive but came before the expected delivery date and had to be signed for. It was packaged securely to avoid damage to tin and leaks in a good sized box. I used it in a wood effect bed frame. The melamine paint is quite runny in consistency so watch for drips. I used it over a melamine primer as I was covering a wood effect melamine so can't comment on wether it stands up to being one coat. It recommends using a brush but I wasn't happy with the finish. Whilst it was glossy I could see the brush strokes so I used a gloss roller. This gave me a textured finish and a semi gloss but seeing how I am going to seal with a polyacrylic varnish anyway I can live with that. I left it for 24 hours before recoating as I wanted a good finish. Would recommend.
Genuinely “Does what it says on the tin”... I really like this paint, it gives a lovely durable and smooth finish. It’s consistency is thick and I find it goes on best with clean, smooth brush (the thickness and fast drying meant that mini-rollers and sponges where too apt to clogging up). I found that it dried preserving most of the brush marks or drips and had to sandpaper those out. I buffed it which got rid of any scratch’s from the sandpaper. Extra layers went on nicely and blended really well. I accidentally spilt white spirit on a door that I had painted only hours earlier, I was rather stressed but it turned out to have no effect on the paint so it must be fairly impervious! I tried Dullux version of melamine/Furniture paint after previous successful use with this Ronseal branded one, I didn’t expect there to be much difference but the Dullux paint was terrible (it literally stayed wet for weeks until I gave up on it, had to wipe and scrape off the Craplux off... Massive waste of money and time and anxiety about the price of furniture that I was making!).
It does have a very strong odour which seems to go away with drying but I think that this is unavoidable when looking for a type of paint that is so smooth, applicable to all surfaces that I have tried, (from crappy chipboard and even laminated flat pack furniture!) and durable. I have asthma and am not keen on wearing the sweaty protective masks so, if anyone reads this and knows something equally good quality that these attributes but without the fumes please answer in the comments. Thanks :)
I would recommend this paint and found it gave good coverage plus it was cheaper than from my local DIY. I would suggest leaving surface contact a little longer than suggested to gain a good hard finish.
This goes on lovely with a gloss roller some units have took two coats but it’s gone on easy and dries really quick. Read a lot of reviews before buying as painting the whole kitchen and so pleased with this product my whole kitchen was done in two tins
This arrived promptly and was well packaged. However, I have just finished my second coat and it still looks awful and I think a third will not be much better. I certainly will not be buying this again.