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Old 09-17-2007, 10:59 AM   #16
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oil-based primer only for a fir slab?


I didn't mean to be picky or critical, only throwing out suggestions.

Besides, spraying a door involving two colors is time consuming...lots of drying time.

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Old 09-18-2007, 10:00 AM   #17
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so I'm at home depot (picking up switches, I know it's a hated place but it's just clutch when I need some garden stuff, some electrical, and a paint tray all at one place lol), and figured I'd check out their gray primers (thought maybe I'd save a trip to s&w..).

They referred me to a spray paint can of rustoleum. Rustoleum gray primer, seemed like it was for metals.
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Joeyboy, you will not be a happy camper and your door will not like you if you use that spray can.
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so I'm at home depot...
They referred me to a spray paint can of rustoleum. Rustoleum gray primer...
Oh...the ...horror....

Do you have any idea how many DIY Disasters we try and fix start with "The guy at Home depot said..."

Don't ever, ever, ever, take suggestions from Home Depot employees at face value
This is horrible. horrible advice, but not shocking
It would actually be more shocking is if you got good advice from an HD employee
I'm not kidding
It happens, but it's rare
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Oh I hope I didn't give the impression I bought that stuff! I was just throwing that out there cuz I knew you guys would think it was kinda funny. I'm still planning to head to S&W to get my grey primer and some satin red! I just thought it was pretty funny, I'm sitting there with the can in my hand thinking 'what the hell?'
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...and throw those paint trays away.
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...and throw those paint trays away.
Porque?
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...and throw those paint trays away.
I rinse and re-use if I can
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Wha...???

Slick, don't tell me you use paint trays with 9" rollers...
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Porque?
1. They hardly hold any paint.
2. They're messy.
3. The paint drys in the tray.
4. They're risky to move.
5. They're impossible to use on extension ladders/scaffold.
6. They use them on TV.

Get a 5 gallon bucket and 9" grid and throw those trays away.
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1. They hardly hold any paint. * mine hold one gallon
2. They're messy. * not at all...that's a tool operator deal, not a tool deal
3. The paint drys in the tray. *never...even when I want it to (especially when I want it too)
4. They're risky to move. * OK...I'll give you that one...not risky, but trickier than a fiver
5. They're impossible to use on extension ladders/scaffold. * Pivot tool, rack, ext handle...not impossible
6. They use them on TV. *OK, you get that one too
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1. They hardly hold any paint.
2. They're messy.
3. The paint drys in the tray.
4. They're risky to move.
5. They're impossible to use on extension ladders/scaffold.
6. They use them on TV.

Get a 5 gallon bucket and 9" grid and throw those trays away.
I may've given the impression I bought the plastic ones - I'm talking about the $3 steel ones.

1) they hold way more than I ever use (not painting my house, just doors, shutters, small stuff like that)
2) I don't find them to be messy at all
3) I don't have that problem. In fact, today I did 3 coats of white on that door, and used the same tray for all 3 (~2.5hrs between coats - recommended was 2 hours but I like to stretch those times). I just put a piece of plywood over the tray and put a dumbbell on top, the paint stays nice. I do wash the brush though between subsequent paintings.
4) the metal ones are stiff and I have *never* had a spill
5) I haven't used it on a ladder yet, but I can see that being a bit of a problem. I'm sure I'll either just be careful, or use one of my generic empty 1 gal buckets for when on ladders.
6) I don't watch TV
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Ok, I got 2 out of 6 with Slick and nothin' with joeyboy.....yikes, tough crowd.
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Just wait til they step in that tray,

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