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Old 06-23-2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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I have 7 bi-fold wood doors with louvers at the top, to paint. As long as I'm buying a sprayer for my fence I wonder about spraying the doors? I plan to do them in the garage.

The paint I'm using from a paint store seems a bit thick. Maybe I could water it down, then put an extra coat on to compensate for the thinner paint?

How does this plan sound?

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What kind of sprayer? What paint?

An airless with the right tip will work with latex--

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My trim paint is semi-gloss (latex).

I didn't look closely at the sprayers at the paint store. I just saw they have 2 gal and 1 gal size.
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Floetrol would be better than thinning latex with water. You can get it in quarts and gallons. Follow the label directions. I used it mainly for reducing brush marks but one of its main purposes is for spray applications. Its cousin, Penetrol, is for use with oil-based products if an alkyd primer is part of your project.
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Start adding small portions of water or Floetrol/Extender to the paint. Try not to do it all the paint at once as you can no longer add paint to the mix if you accidentally put in too much Floetrol. You are hardly going to have too thin a coat of paint by adding a small portion of water or Floetrol to it.
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thanks Matthew.

Sounds kind of like when I cook. You can always add more liquid but you can't take it out.

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