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John Smith

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 06:03 PM

on the paint can label – does it say anything about spraying?
and how much to reduce for spray application?
what primer did you use?

I think it is not the age of the paint, but, the older a paint gets, the more
liquid is lost over time. so it may take a little more thinning agent than usual.
the faster a paint dries, the slower the recovery it has around bubbles and brush marks.
so when spraying, if your ambient conditions permit, you need to slow down
the evaporation accordingly so that brush marks and popped bubbles can heal themselves.
a paint additive is used by most commercial painters just for this purpose.
I looked at the 24 reviews for that particular paint and a lot of the feedback was saying that
that particular paint is not for the novice painter due to its tendency to sag on vertical surfaces.
and thinning or modifying it only exasperates the negative issues.
I often shake cans of paint and varnish vigorously – nothing wrong with that.

try it again with a little more thinner just for a sample. if you intend to do more painting
with latex paint, pick up a small bottle of Floetrol. especially in the hot summer months.


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