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Sam Flores 02-22-2011 05:00 PM

Rolling paint
Can I get a sprayed on look rolling latex paint with floetrol, and a smooth finish roller skin?:)

NCpaint1 02-22-2011 05:52 PM

Are you asking about walls? Or doors and trim?

Sam Flores 02-23-2011 10:16 AM

Good morning NC, It would be doors and trim(interior). They were originally going to have a heavy grain look, so I was just going to brush. Then the style was changed to a smooth surface. I'm trying to stay away from having to spray them. As things go, the budget remained the same and I'd rather not spend more on materials(spraying would reqiure more paint). Thank you for your time. Sam:)

NCpaint1 02-23-2011 10:28 AM

Use oil, and forget the floetrol. Oil is much more forgiving, and will give you a nice smooth finish. Dry times will be longer.

Floetrol is ok, but its hard to get the same look, its also easy to add too much which will result in the paint not drying properly, remaining sticky, or drying soft. Sometimes a combination of all.

If you dont want to use oil, Benjamin Moore has an oil product that is soap and water cleanup called "Advance". SW has one too, in their Pro Classic line. I have no experience with the SW.

Gymschu 02-23-2011 11:14 AM

I have had success in the past with mohair roller covers and alkyd paint to get the look you are seeking. The mohair will still produce a bit of texture but not as bad as a regular cover........and, it won't leave pieces of cover in your nice paint job. If you practice a bit on some scrap wood or metal, you can achieve a nice "almost sprayed on" look.

Sam Flores 02-23-2011 11:17 AM

Thanks for your help NC.:thumbsup:

Ole34 02-23-2011 05:15 PM

i use oil, paint thinner and a 2.5'' flat when i want a glass finish......

housepaintingny 02-23-2011 10:00 PM

I'm familiar with Sherwin Williams Pro Classic and it is a great paint for trim, doors, and cabinets. if you use a 1/4 inch nap mohair roller cover you should have no problem getting a smooth finish. I've painted tons of commercial metal doors and frames over the years and have always used a low nap mohair roller cover and the majority of the time you can't tell that the doors where not sprayed.

Sam Flores 02-26-2011 12:04 PM

Rolling paint
Thanks to all for your time and input.:thumbup: Just got the message that the paint to be used is a low sheen. Do you agree that with a floe agent and the proper skin I will get good results:mellow:Sam

housepaintingny 02-26-2011 12:08 PM

With quality paint, a low nap mohair roller, and proper preparation you will get great results. I personally never thin any paint, I have really never had a reason too. I have painted countless doors including metal doors and frames and have had them come out looking great using a mohair roller and quality brush.

Sam Flores 02-26-2011 05:32 PM

rolling paint
The paint to be used is a Dunn Edwards low sheen, so I do trust its quality. Thank you so much for your time:thumbsup: Sam

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