Originally Posted by jeffnc
Don't be an idiot. We already had this discussion yesterday. Go look it up if you care.
Come on Jeff, it does say self priming, does it not? Or are you making our argument for us now college boy? You're so intent on making big points and arguing science that you're missing the bigger picture, one that if you read what I and ric and ltd said and let it sink in instead of scanning for points to refute, you would understand.
This isn't an organic chemistry class/lab, it isn't a painter apprenticeship workshop, nor is it a place for pros to argue the finer points. It's a self-help DIY forum for homeowners to get advice and guidance on their weekend projects, period. The way we as pros have done things for the 2-3 decades we've all been doing this has proven to be tried and true. That's what we recommend, something that we're sure is going to solve the HO's problem, not possibly create more. And I think that we, you excluded, have a consensus on that point. It's very simple.
Paint and primer in one is in the beta stage, and I experiment with it. I'm not opposed to technological advances and increased productivity. I've lost jobs because I despise the "well, that's the way we do it here mentality". I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester with a special distinction in my field of study, and I continue to educate myself on a host of issues on a daily basis, so I hold education in the highest regard and encourage everyone to gain as much as they can. And the only reason I went to college was to be an educated man, not to get a job. I started at 31, and I had jobs before that. I didn't need a job, I have a skill, a trade, a craft, and one that I love. But all of that distinction and education adds up to dick in the real world. That's where experience plays, education only puts you in the pathway to gain the experience. It's not an end in itself. I can't tell you how many times I fell for latex sealers that they told me would block nicotine or water stains, and didn't. But I'm experienced now, and that's a hard sell. Forgive me if I don't fall right in line for paint and primer in one.
Again, the main point is to pass on tried and true info that we know will work. We're not here to advance technology or the paint companies, or blaze trails in the scientific community. We're using
the wheel, not reinventing it. At it's most basic, we're just here to help the Johns and Marys of the world get their living room project finished with the least amount of complication and risk. Why you gotta be a hater G? You really killin the buzz.