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Old 02-10-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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coverage on trim (with brush)


On aluminum facia, gutters, downspouts, and other such things...
after a good wash and rinse using TSP and brush...
the plan is to use an Acrylic Latex to paint much of what is currently white
(a rather dark brown and the rest a lighter contrasting brown shade).

What is a reasonable expectation for SqFt/gallon?
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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On aluminum facia, gutters, downspouts, and other such things...
after a good wash and rinse using TSP and brush...
the plan is to use an Acrylic Latex to paint much of what is currently white
(a rather dark brown and the rest a lighter contrasting brown shade).

What is a reasonable expectation for SqFt/gallon?
Thanks
I just go by whats on the can for estimating, I use the smallest number for the first coat and the largest number for the second coat. I usually have to much though.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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What do you plan on using for paint? Brand name?
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On aluminum facia, gutters, downspouts, and other such things...
after a good wash and rinse using TSP and brush...
the plan is to use an Acrylic Latex to paint much of what is currently white
(a rather dark brown and the rest a lighter contrasting brown shade).

What is a reasonable expectation for SqFt/gallon?
Thanks
I'd buy a gallon of each to start with. You can always have more mixed up.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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You are thinking of applying with a 2.5-3 inch, decent angled sash brush right?

Cost you $15-20/each retail. But ask for some discount where you are getting paint which is not at a box store right?

You were not in your wildest dreams thinking or dreaming of getting paint on with those 20/$5 bag of brush things box stores sell were you?

Thought not.

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On aluminum facia, gutters, downspouts, and other such things...
after a good wash and rinse using TSP and brush...
the plan is to use an Acrylic Latex to paint much of what is currently white
(a rather dark brown and the rest a lighter contrasting brown shade).

What is a reasonable expectation for SqFt/gallon?
Thanks
Just buy a gallon. It's only a couple dollars more than a quart, and you'd probably end up having to buy a second quart.

Your key to success on this job is not the brand of paint you buy, but using the right primer.
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