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Old 02-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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I am painting sometrimwith Sherwin-Williams ProClassic semi-gloss. I found tricky to brush with. It just seemed realy gooey. I ended up with alott of sags that I will have to sand out. Towards the end of my first coatI thinned the paint with a little watter and it flowed from the brush much nicer.This section did not have a single sag mark.

Is thinning enamal recommended? Are there any pro tricks that I need to be educated on?

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It would be better to thin it with flowtrol for water based paint. Can be bought at any paint store sherwin williams will have it. It will help it brush out and level out better.

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Agreed. You should not be thinning with water. Floetrol is a gift from God and it is cheap!

Are you using a decent brush? Pro Classic never sags when I use it? With Floetrol I can get near a glass surface.

You cannot expect paint to perform with anything but a nice Purdy or Wooster sort of brush. I like 2.5 or 3" angled sash brushes for trim work. Expect to pay $15-20 retail. I suspect you bought a bag of 4 or 5 at a box store for $7? The brush, not the paint, is your problem.

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Using good Purdy brushes. I think I was just putting it on too thick. I was just paintinga small hallway area. I actaully have some flotrol. i have a whole basementworth of trim to repaint soon. I will try it then.

What about using paint thinner?
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[quote=beerdog;403564]Using good Purdy brushes. I think I was just putting it on too thick. I was just paintinga small hallway area. I actaully have some flotrol. i have a whole basementworth of trim to repaint soon. I will try it then.

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NOT with latex!. Use the floetrol as already recommended!
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I just repainted a door at the house and I was trying a Purdy brush for "oil based paints".

It was terrible

I recommend using a latex brush. Will never try the purdy for oil based again. Too rough of a brush (when new). They are good broken in
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