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Old 11-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Will be listing the house in 6 months Is it better for resale value to spray interior crown molding, baseboards, door & window trim and doors than have brush marks?

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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A good job skillfully done either way is much better than a hack job done either way.
So I would say it depends on the skill of the painter more than the technique.

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If you walked in a home what would you think of crown molding with brush marks compared to crown molding with sags and curtains in the paint? Brushjockey said it right.
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Lfinger, buy a quality paint, a quality brush, thin the paint a bit, a bit, and take your time. There's no reason that a brush can't provide a perfectly acceptable finish. It's been serving me for some twenty five years. I've never sprayed trim in my life.
The amount of masking and set-up required to spray trim in place in an existing, lived in home would be monumental to completely impractical. It's almost not even an option.
I applaud your effort to do a nice job prior to market. Most people just slap point on without any prep and that creates a real headache for the new owners. Kudos.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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I do a lot of spraying, in this case the way to go is brush by the time you mask everything and I mean everything, then spray then clean up tools and over spray you could be done. Use a good quality paint that self levels or thin with a little flotral or BIM extender this will eliminate most of your brush marks and give a little more work time. And don't forget to use the blue painters tape.
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I do a lot of spraying, in this case the way to go is brush by the time you mask everything and I mean everything, then spray then clean up tools and over spray you could be done. Use a good quality paint that self levels or thin with a little flotral or BIM extender this will eliminate most of your brush marks and give a little more work time. And don't forget to use the blue painters tape.
Yup! Although most quality paints have excellent self-leveling themselves, a little extender can really help pull out brush strokes. This assuming you use a good brush to start.

The new waterbased alkyds are getting good reviews here. People seem to like Ben Moore Advance, or the Sherwin Williams equivalent, for instance. It was after my time so I have no experience with it. Supposedly they have better leveling and longer work times than their acrylic counterparts.

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Lfinger, buy a quality paint, a quality brush, thin the paint a bit, a bit, and take your time. There's no reason that a brush can't provide a perfectly acceptable finish. It's been serving me for some twenty five years. I've never sprayed trim in my life.
The amount of masking and set-up required to spray trim in place in an existing, lived in home would be monumental to completely impractical. It's almost not even an option.
I applaud your effort to do a nice job prior to market. Most people just slap point on without any prep and that creates a real headache for the new owners. Kudos.

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I do a lot of spraying, in this case the way to go is brush by the time you mask everything and I mean everything, then spray then clean up tools and over spray you could be done. Use a good quality paint that self levels or thin with a little flotral or BIM extender this will eliminate most of your brush marks and give a little more work time. And don't forget to use the blue painters tape.

floetrol sucks

XIM extender is what you want

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floetrol sucks

XIM extender is what uou want
Chrisn you do this all the time IT SUCKS why does it suck what problems have you had what makes one better than the other. Just because you don't like something doesn't always make it suck. I have used both and like the extender better but I really don't see anything wrong with the flotral.
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Chrisn you do this all the time IT SUCKS why does it suck what problems have you had what makes one better than the other. Just because you don't like something doesn't always make it suck. I have used both and like the extender better but I really don't see anything wrong with the flotral.

excuse me
it sucks for ME
because it does not work as well as XIM
it is watery and or full of crap that needs to be strained
it is like comparing Behr to Ben Moore

it SUCKS

if it works for you, go for it
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excuse me
it sucks for ME
because it does not work as well as XIM
it is watery and or full of crap that needs to be strained
it is like comparing Behr to Ben Moore

it SUCKS

if it works for you, go for it
Sorry man wasn't trying to start an argument but I have used it on and off for years and I believe if you had 1can of paint with Flo. in it and 1 can with ext. in it and you didn't know which was which you couldn't tell the diff. It's watery isn't that what you want to mix with water based paint. And I have never had to strain it. Sorry you had bad luck with it. I like ext. a little better myself but I don"t think Flo. is a bad product. You get the last word I won't say no more.
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Thank you to all that have replied. I have decided to brush. Cross your fingers!!
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A little off topic here.....but.....

Why is that people spend so much time and money on their house just so they can sell it? Why not fix it up so you can live in it and enjoy it?

Personally.....unless the paint is in bad shape....I doubt it will make much difference in price.....I'm seeing a majority of people repaint the house before or when they move in....especially when the wife is pregnant.....
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A little off topic here.....but.....

Why is that people spend so much time and money on their house just so they can sell it? Why not fix it up so you can live in it and enjoy it?

Personally.....unless the paint is in bad shape....I doubt it will make much difference in price.....I'm seeing a majority of people repaint the house before or when they move in....especially when the wife is pregnant.....

What I see is people that whack a coat of paint up there not giving a dam how it looks, just that they can say "It was freshly painted". I don't know how many jobs I have seen this year where latex was painted over un prepped oil just so they could sell this disaster to the next unsuspecting person.More work for me but I hate sanding
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What I see is people that whack a coat of paint up there not giving a dam how it looks, just that they can say "It was freshly painted". I don't know how many jobs I have seen this year where latex was painted over un prepped oil just so they could sell this disaster to the next unsuspecting person.More work for me but I hate sanding
That was what happened to my house....the PO had someone shoot all of the eaves.....without any prep......so all the paint did was paint the peeling paint......pure hell to remove.....

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