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Old 10-06-2012, 12:19 PM   #16
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Waste of $, even if cheaper.You really need at least a 1/2, time is $ and you will spend twice as much time with the usless 3/8 as you will a 1/2. We who recommend this have been painting (and getting paid) for decades, we know stuff.
Get a quality 1/2 or two, use them for the day, wash em out and use em for a week or more
Is this something you guys feel strongly about? My partners parents are painting a bunch more next year, so we can always give them the rollers we bought and get the 1/2 ones. Is there a brand or type that are recommended? We had bought Purdy White Dove. We will most likely be using Eggshell throughout most of the house (we used Satin last time, but it seems like with textured walls, Eggshell may look better)

Just as an aside, is there a reason almost all of the homes in the bay area we looked at had textured walls? Do they hide minor cracks better?

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If this comes up twice I apologize. I don' t know about in your area but where I am in Fla they put texture on every thing walls, ceilings, closets, outside on sunrooms. It was done to hide poor drywall finishing practices. When the building boom was on they would do everything as fast as they could so they could move on to the next house. So they could get away with 1 coat of mud on the drywall seams, because the texture, primer, and paint would hide it. A lot of the houses I go in they didn't even tape where the walls and ceiling meet, again the texture would hide it. Then by the time problems show up they are long gone. Sorry this is a pet peeve of mine.
Anyway on the rollers, the reason the 3/8 nap aren't good is it won't get in around the texture. In fact if I'm not mistaken if you look on the wrapper they come in on the 3/8 it says for smooth walls that means no texture. Then 1/2" says light texture then on up to 1 1/2' nap
Let me add this before I get in trouble the reason for the texture in your area may simply be because it is the trend there sorry if I implied otherwise.

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Good point- there are lost of reginal differences- We have flat walls and popcorn ceilings mostly- going to knockdown ceilings and a few tex walls are creeping in
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Good point- there are lost of reginal differences- We have flat walls and popcorn ceilings mostly- going to knockdown ceilings and a few tex walls are creeping in
Thanks jockey a lot of my work has been removing popcorn ceilings the realtors here say nothing dates a house quicker than popcorn. I mentioned this on another site and was quickly told in some areas they are still using popcorn.(to each his own) I guess my point is maybe you should check with a realtor in your area before adding or removing.
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Is Kelly Moore in the same class as BM/SW? We use them at work for routine maintenance around the plant. I was considering them for home.

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right now at the bottom of the thread for old paint are coupons for 50% at SW
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right now at the bottom of the thread for old paint are coupons for 50% at SW
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I'm sorry, I'm being a total idiot about it, but I'm not seeing it in the "recycled paint success" thread. Recycled Paint Success

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Palidin I would but honest to god I don't know how. Iwas on that thread and when I went to the bottom of the last post it was there sorry
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Is Kelly Moore in the same class as BM/SW? We use them at work for routine maintenance around the plant. I was considering them for home.

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It is fine paint, from what I have read
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Is Kelly Moore in the same class as BM/SW? We use them at work for routine maintenance around the plant. I was considering them for home.

Don't mean to hi- jack,
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Kelly Moore is an excellent brand of products and rivals or exceeds BM/SW in quality. It is only available on the West Coast though so is not talked about so much on this site.
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If this comes up twice I apologize. I don' t know about in your area but where I am in Fla they put texture on every thing walls, ceilings, closets, outside on sunrooms. It was done to hide poor drywall finishing practices. When the building boom was on they would do everything as fast as they could so they could move on to the next house. So they could get away with 1 coat of mud on the drywall seams, because the texture, primer, and paint would hide it. A lot of the houses I go in they didn't even tape where the walls and ceiling meet, again the texture would hide it. Then by the time problems show up they are long gone. Sorry this is a pet peeve of mine.
Anyway on the rollers, the reason the 3/8 nap aren't good is it won't get in around the texture. In fact if I'm not mistaken if you look on the wrapper they come in on the 3/8 it says for smooth walls that means no texture. Then 1/2" says light texture then on up to 1 1/2' nap
Let me add this before I get in trouble the reason for the texture in your area may simply be because it is the trend there sorry if I implied otherwise.
Texture is now more of a look.. people dont know its to hide finishing flaws. As you pointed out, when they don't tape the ceiling and wall joint, it will show through, so what ever builder is doing that could possibly be sued. Texture wont hide this unless a bead of caulk is ran in between the joint before painting.

You could always hire a painter to come in and cut in your ceiling and trim lines, and you can paint the walls. this could save a considerable amount of time. Especially if the painter is fast and does a professional job.

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