If you’re disappointed with gloss paint yellowing over time, we highly recommend switching to satinwood paint. Available in water and oil-based formulations, they offer excellent coverage and fast-drying mid-sheen finishes that resist yellowing on interior wood and metal.
To assist you in selecting a satinwood paint, our handpicked selection lists top-performing paints, chosen based on our first-hand experience painting wood and metal surfaces. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Satinwood Paints
Whilst decorating our house during a recent renovation as well as various touch-ups in other properties we own (Airbnb’s and rentals), we’ve been able to test out a range of satinwood paints. To test the paints, we mostly used them to paint skirting boards, architraves and door frames but we also used them on some metal surfaces such as radiator pipes.
During our testing, we really liked the Dulux Once satinwood paint because it ticked all the boxes and it worked great upon skirting. To give you an idea of how easy it was to use on skirting, below is a video we posted on our YouTube channel that shows us testing it.
However, to keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest satinwood paints (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved paint, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test (where applicable).
As well as our testing and experience using multiple satinwood paints, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the paint’s coverage, ease of application, finish, non-yellowing capabilities, time to dry, colours available and value for money.