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Old 02-03-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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BM Waterborne Impervo with XIM Latex X-tender?


I'm planning to paint new woodwork with BM Waterborne Satin Impervo. Several people have commented that adding Floetrol will reduce brush marks. Could I use XIM Latex X-tender instead? I've heard that Floetrol will cause the paint to yellow over time, while the XIM product will not. The trim will be painted white, so this is important.

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The XIM is what you want to use if you have too.Be careful as the BM waterborne is thin enough IMO, and it will sag in the corners.

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floetrol causes discoloration?
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I have never seen that
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Some people on this forum have mentioned that Floetrol will cause yellowing over time. No experience with that myself.
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I have heard a few people make this claim about Floetrol, but have never seen any discoloration that I can be confident was it's fault. I suspect the yellowing was more a result of someone using cheap white paint, which definately yellows faster than top quality brands. If you want to ease your mind, use the XIM, it is a quality brand product, and will eliminate the possibility of this brand question arising from the customer, should someone tell them this down the road.
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Honestly, the WB Perv is pretty much as good as it gets
Any lessening of brush marks by an additive will negligible at best

If one truly needs no brush marks, then spraying is the answer

Although I occasionally use Floetrol for climate/environmental reasons, it's pretty rare

If I really wanted less brush strokes in WB Perv, aside from spraying or hot coating, I'd add some Aura Extender to it, to allow extra time for the Perv to level itself

Otherwise, I've not noticed a yellowing to FT added coatings
Admittedly I don't do a lot, but it can't possibly be as "yellowing" as oils (alkyds) with lack of sunlight

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