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Old 02-11-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Does applying paint with a roller apply more paint


This is for rough sawn (heavy texture) wood. I tried applying Duration exterior paint with a brush only and it seemed to go on thin. I guess I could just apply more paint, but I want the paint the same thickness and consistent. I was wondering if applying it with a roller and back brushing is a better method. I'm trying to just use a coat of primer and one coat of Duration. Also, what is the appropriate nap thickness for my application (1/2" or 3/4").

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Does applying paint with a roller apply more paint


There's no right or wrong answer here.

I've actually been told that you get a thicker coat of paint with a brush than a roller, but I think a lot depends on the length of the nap on the roller sleeve you use, and how much you spread the paint.

I think your best bet would be to buy roller sleeves with varying nap and see which one works best for you.

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This is for rough sawn (heavy texture) wood.
...I was wondering if applying it with a roller and back brushing is a better method.
Yes, it is
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Also, what is the appropriate nap thickness for my application (1/2" or 3/4").
Hard to say for sure w/o seeing it, either should work
W/o hesitation I'd say 3/4 won't do you wrong if you are back-brushing
If I showed up at the job sight un-seen but with your description I'd have a 3/4 ready to go
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With a heavy texture you will want to use a roller. A brush will tend to want to fill the valleys in the wood with paint and mot put enough on the peaks. You will also be doing a lot more work with a brush trying to get it even.
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