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Old 01-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
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SW Pro Mar A200


Hello all new member.
Mason by trade and built my own home.
I've been using SW A200 for 20 yrs and have been happy with it.
I used it recently, and it was much thinner and didn't cover nearly as well as in the past.
Has anyone noticed that Pro Mar A200 has been thinner recently?

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Old 01-25-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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I've been using it for years and years. They recently (at least recently to me) came out with a 200 xp. I haven't used it yet and haven't really done any research to see what the differnce is.

I don't think the paint is thinnner. I think that when you open a can or bucket it seems thin but after being exposed to air for 10 minutes or so, it gets the feel you're used to. As far as coverage, I think that's the same too.

IMHO, if you haven't used it for a while, it takes a little time to realize that you need to load it up on the brush or roller a bit more. I may be wrong though. You might have gotten a batch that's not consistent or container may need to be shaken or stirred. Another possibility is the sheen, eggshell or semi-gloss flows much better than flat.

At any rate, it's difficult to know without handling your particular batch.

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Old 01-25-2008, 07:08 PM   #3
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Probably a weird batch. Thanks for your reply.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:04 PM   #4
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Are you sure it isnt the "green" or low VOC PM200 that has came out. I used it about a month ago and it was thinner than the regular 200.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
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Yep, A200.
The biggest problem, was that the compound patches sucked in horribly on the first, and marginally covered on the second. I never remember that issue in the past. No worries, done.

I did go for the "Duration" for the dining room. It covered great, but didn't level out all that great on its own. Seemed to take a little finesse to get rid of the roller lines, but the finish is nice. Worth the 32 I payed.

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Old 01-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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First, congrats on geting the duration at that price. That's what I pay.

Second, A200, I can't find anything on that. I automatically assumed you were talking about ProMar 200, is that correct?

This thread forced me to check around, I'm sure we're talking about pm200. I noticed that pm200xp is described as a one coat coverage product. Try that next time.

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Old 01-28-2008, 05:50 PM   #7
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You are correct, ProMar 200.
I plaster for a living, thin and 3 coat.
The silicates must have overcome.

I generally do 2 coats, but I'll check out the pm200xp.

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