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Old 12-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ccarlisle View Post
Oh! I missed some fun on this thread....well Christmas will do that to the best of them - but in this case of a nonsense thread, the Christmas break was probably a blessing.

See, only 'faron' came remotely close to giving a correct answer to the (still) nonsense question: "PVA primer vs tinted primer"?

That question is almost impossible to answer because it is the same thing as asking: an apple or an orange?

PVA primer is a primer made with a polyvinyl acetate binder resin, the way paints were made in the beginning some 40 years ago. They are the cheaper grades of primer as PVA resin like the ones I used to sell are plentiful and therefore cheap.

Acrylic paints are usually made with 100% acrylic binder resins, but these are more expensive to buy. Only the top lines of every manufacturer have 100% acrylic resins in them but they are often worth the added $.

You can tint either of them...that's why the OP question made no sense. He might as well have asked: "a Ford - or a green car?" Neither is mutually exclusive of the other therefore a choice between the two is meaningless.

You can tint any primer or paint you want within limits; however you have less control over the binder resin inside the can, apart from going to say a BenjaminMoore or a SherwinWilliams and getting their best.

This point was lost on all but faron and chrisn, so these two alone deserve to know this.

The rest can use Behr LOL



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Old 12-29-2010, 05:43 PM   #17
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Thanks CCA, Chrisn, and the OP/HandyBrad!

I was kinda wondering what "twilight-zone" thread I had gotten myself into!

I thought I had gotten too geeky there for my own good!

CCA...watch out...New Years parties are comin' up......maybe you should stay away from forums......

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I used Sherwin Williams primer...not tinted.


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