water based paints
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The future is water based

With Dulux Trade water-based paints you can complete two coats in a day. Plus, you get a finish that mimics the sheen and smooth flow-out of solvent-based products. It means you can work efficiently and effectively to deliver the results your customers demand.
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recoat time

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Bespoke colour matching available

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  • Excellent opacity & finish
  • Fast drying time
  • Water-based paint
  • Ready to recoat in 5 hours


  • Durable high sheen finish
  • Fast drying time
  • Water-based paint
  • Ready to recoat in 6 hours


  • Modern satin finish
  • Fast drying time
  • Water-based paint
  • Ready to recoat in 6 hours


  • Durable finish
  • Stain, grease and finger mark resistant
  • Water-based paint
  • Ready to recoat in 6 hours

This is what appliers had to say about the switch

Very good adhesion primer. When switching from old previously painted oil and going to Dulux Diamond Satinwood I apply this. After preparation obviously. Good product.

- Alba Decor Limited
Use this all the time. The technology of water-based glosses and undercoats has improved drastically over the last few years, and the added bonus of quick brush cleaning and no more paint mate storage boxes everywhere.

- @richard.the.painter

Add the benefits of using water based under solvent based:

• Quick drying allows for 2 coats in one day and there is less risk of dust & particles sticking to the paint
• Lower odour
• Dulux Trade Quick Drying Undercoat contains 75% less solvent than Dulux Trade Undercoat and also has a 25% lower carbon footprint*
• Easier clean up with soapy water
• No need for brush cleaner
• Sprayable
• Greater colour range available
• Longer lasting whiteness when used with Dulux Trade Quick Dry Gloss

Applying water-based vs solvent based: which one wins?

Matt from Dulux Academy reveals how to prep your surface when painting over solvent-based paint, using a water-based product. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can rely on water-based Dulux Trade Quick Dry Undercoat to perform on par or better than solvent undercoat.