Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 218
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flowergirl This product gave beautiful results
Wow. This is the best paint for trim. I painted our bedroom walls and then decided to paint the wood 1970's door, window, and wall trim the bright white color. I had beautiful results. I watched the video about how to apply the paint and followed it carefully. The paint is a little strong smelling so ventilation is a must. I will paint our closet doors outside of the bedroom.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HD Great product!
Use when I can't spray ,lays down like glass! Recommend
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SeahorseShores Best thing ever
I am writing this review because all of the people who wrote one star reviews don't understand the paint. That is partly the manufacturer's fault because it needs better instructions. But the paint is amazing. Also, people don't generally understand oil paint anymore at all. The manufacturer unfortunately wants to have it both ways. The marketing people probably. They want to say you can brush it out really thin and get a lot of coverage. Which you can. But then it doesn't self-level. Or you can brush it on kind of thick and it is a miracle but it doesn't cover forever. And to the guy who says you can't touch it up: DUH, that is not how it works.
I have used tons of this and watched it and leaned how to use it and observed how it works. basically it very slowly skins over and then as the part under the skin dries, it pulls the surface level and the brush marks out and it is a friggin miracle, like an industrial sprayed finish, by the time it finally dries. But you can't put it on too thin. And if you put it on too thick, it takes forever to dry and a week later it can still be dented. So you have to put it on just thick enough. And only experience will teach you. But it is thicker than you would think. You can't brush it completely out. It has to be, I would guess, like 1/64 inch thick. Then it has to dry. You can't touch it up, you will ruin the film. Then you put on the second coat, just like the first and voila, a miracle. Now I will confess, I put on one really thick coat a couple of times instead of two. And it does work, if you don't lay anything on it to dent it, or have to close the door edge or whatever. But like any oil, if it is really thick, it seems to never dry. Like 7 to 14 days here in the Florida summer humidity. Two coats is absolutely the right way to go. Do it right and not only do you not have brush marks, you can level out the brush marks from the paint you are painting over. There is no other paint I have ever seen that can paint a stupid primed steel Home Depot door without brush marks, or fix old brush marks. It is a miracle product. But not an idiot-proof one. I will never use anything else on doors or trim again.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperPete High productive paint
Paint is the best paint I have ever used. High odor rate so use in well ventilated areas. Used on Doors, Trim, and Bathroom walls.
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by c1wall great product, tough to clean up
The product is true to its claims. It is thick and does not run. It levels out nicely and dries to a high gloss durable shine. You need to apply it with a good brush as indicated to achieve the no brush stroke results.
I even used it on a bathroom window trim that has taken quite a beating and it made it shine right up and seems to be repelling water better than the bathroom poly previously applied.
Be cautious with this product though. We have been spoiled by latex clean up. This product though easily applied and not terribly messy can be tough to clean up if you are not careful. Make sure you purchase with mineral spirits if you do not have any at home.
August 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Trim paint
The best trim paint I ever used, extremely durable.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PainterGal Great Paint if you're not an Idiot Painter
If you don't know how to paint or if you don't know how to properly prep - don't expect this product to make up for your lack of skill. The instructions clearly state to not overwork this product. If you brush and brush back and forth several times like you would a latex it's going to leave brush strokes. I figured that out the first time I used it and had to change my approach.
HERE'S HOW I USE IT: (First I'll have properly prepped my project with sanding and priming.) Then I apply the Glidden High Gloss Gel Paint thick on my brush straight from the can without wiping the edge. I lay it on thick onto the object to be painted in as few brush strokes as possible - and work fast with the next dip of the brush to blend with the wet edge. Doing it this way it's thick enough that only one coat has sufficed on every project I've used it on, exterior house trim, interior baseboards, window trim & sashes, cabinets and doors. There have been n
o brush strokes on any of the projects.
TO FIX MISTAKES: On one window frame I brushed my arm against it about 20 minutes after applying it and messed it up. I put on a latex glove, dipped my fingertip into mineral spirits and gently smoothed out the ripples. It wasn't perfect, but it's one of those things only I can see - no one else has notices it unless I point it out to them.
February 29, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by trailchic Yellowed! What a pain!!!
I used this gel flow in bright white on my interior doors a year ago. Huge mistake! They all need repainting due to the product yellowing. Really upset. Doors are time consuming! Also if you think it will stand up to a dog scratching...it won't my little silky terrier doesn't scratch much but the paint is gone where he does.
August 23, 2015