Persevered, 3 coats of undercoat... thought I had some satinwood for the top coat... no! had to go to the big orange shop. Not a tin of Dulux satinwood in the shop!...what's that all about, it's basic stuff, had a rant but got me nowhere. They had water based... but as explained I hate that stuff.
They did have some own brand oil based satinwood, bought that.....I've never tried painting with treacle but that's what it was like... I've been decorating for decades and that's about the worst paint I've ever come across!
so... from the depths of the cupboard I mixed the remnants of several tins of leftover satinwood paint...
and 3 coats later ( after picking out the lumps) it's done....I was thinking of decorating the hall... maybe not!
The papers are Maggie Holmes.