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Old 08-26-2011, 08:13 PM   #16
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Do you have spray equipment?? How well versed are you in spraying a clear finish. I agree with Brush, forgot about Modern Masters dead flat. I have never tried to spray it but it is a good brush on product with little sheen if you know what you are doing. Spraying a small slat, getting all sides even and dont forget the ends (that will be where the factory finish is most susceptible) will not be an easy task. Just my two cents, changing out the bad ones will be much easier.

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When I mentioned spraying - i said with a spray can, not a rig. A rattle can would be easy, but you will not have much choice in product and sheen- all will be glossier than what you want.
So after all this I would say get the Zar and brush it lightly on a couple of slats. Do 2 light coats, not a heavy one.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:48 PM   #18
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I plan to get the Zar and brush it on. I went to their website and no dealers are in my area (So. Cal), so I'll call them on Monday to have them send me a pint or quart. When it arrives, I'm going to brush it on the cracked slats to test, then if good, brush it on the good slats and be done with it.
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I plan to get the Zar and brush it on. I went to their website and no dealers are in my area (So. Cal), so I'll call them on Monday to have them send me a pint or quart. When it arrives, I'm going to brush it on the cracked slats to test, then if good, brush it on the good slats and be done with it.
How much sun is shining to the blinds? And how hot?
Because that can be a problem with polyurethane finishes.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #20
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kev imho just put up new blinds and enjoy the factory finish,
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It's a south facing window, but these blinds are usually kept closed. Not much direct sunlight on the affected areas.
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The painting of a thin slat, get an even finish on all sides, the cost of getting a product that will not give you the same type of factory finish that the rest of the blind has vs. changing out an old slat for new one, since you will have the old blind to pick from?????????? I am at a loss.
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I've got it! Put up a plexiglass backsplash and forget the whole mess!
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Thats a great idea, or move the blind to be between the panes of glass, or just put up the new blind.

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You got it Brush!!!! It is beyond me to put that much work into something that will more than likely not get the results that are wanted. Taking apart the new blind to be able to paint a finish that will not resemble the factory finish since it is necessary to get around the cords and there are other slats that are available to replace any the "might" get damaged again in the future?????????????????????? I am at a loss.

oops, Jack you posted at a the same time I did, you are included in this post???????Oh My.
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Thank you to all that gave advice. It's unfortunate that some decided to give condesending remarks.
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Thank you to all that gave advice. It's unfortunate that some decided to give condesending remarks.
Kevin, I didn't get involved with this post, other than a thanks to ltd. Honestly, I was a little impatient with it from the start. Since you made the condescenion remark, I went back and followed the thread closely from the start. Splashing water is not the problem. If it is moisture related, it's the steam from using hot water. Some paints, lower lusters, are steam permeable but not water permeable. It could be the sun. I've learned that, when it comes to the sun and its damage, there's no rhyme nor reason. It's possible that those few slats were, coincidentally, moist prior to factory painting, which wouldn't surprise me. The point is, the proximity to the sink isn't conclusive to the damage cause. Logical, yes. Conclusive, no. What you're proposing is a lot of work, maybe more than makes sense to undertake. However, the posters entertained your request for suggestions, and they provided legitimate options, which aren't many. While they didn't "name names", they certainly provided you with a good understanding to take to your local paint retailer, where they could finish the product selection for you. The unraveling of the thread began to occur when it became apparent you weren't realizing that fact. They were patient with you longer than I would have been, and I think that says something. My suggestion to you, from the start, would have been to simply raise the blind when you're doing a lot of sink work, then lower it when your done. Case closed.
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You can protect your outdoor wood blind from the elements and enhance their overall appearance by finishing them with the appropriate coatings. Before you begin the application process, understand a pair of important points...


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