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Old 07-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #31
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You have perfectly explained my reasoning for ysing Gardz and SW Casmere. I want the least amount of texture. Now, how about a question on roller covers. I plan on using SW contractor series 5/16 micro fiber cover. Is this a good choice and would there be something better? What should i do to condition the cover properly before using it.

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ChrisN: but you still need a practically perfect surface for the primer and as stated a sprayer to acquire that perfectly smooth surface, right?

With the wet/dry mil thickness you are applying with a high build primer like this (yes, it is spray applied), you obscure the drywall seams and tape joints. Level 5 finishes are not always in demand, but they are preferred in certain interior environments (vaulted ceilings, high incoming light reflectance, etc.)
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A true level 5 finish is extremely hard to achieve without the proper tools and techniques. To get a level 5 you must start with an almost perfect level 4. If it was as easy as putting primer on the wall why would it cost so much. Call some real drywall companies and ask what the price difference is between level 4 and level 5. I understand, you want smooth walls, but I think your being a little unrealistic with a level 5. you say you will live with what get but then you say you sanded the primer off because it left a texture. All I'm saying is think about what it's going to take to be perfect and is it worth the time and effort.
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Well, I think there's a difference between a "true" level 5 finish and a "perfect" level 5. I mean, there's standard definition of what a level 5 finish is, just like there's a definition of level 4. All reasonable level 4 finishes out there are "true" level 4 finishes because there's a definition of it. Some are better than others.

It's not hard to put on a true level 5 finish. It's probably easier than putting on a perfect level 4 finish. But a perfect level 4 finish could make your walls look better than a standard level 4 followed by a standard level 5. I agree that there's not much sense in doing a level 5 unless your level 4 is outstanding to begin with.
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Cashmere is sweet. I never had orange peel when using 123. I thought it was bad ass. Rich thick.
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Tool- I'm just trying to make my walls better than what I currently have, as smooth as possible. After I primed 1 wall with 123 it was just like the original wall. At that point, I was not ready to settle. I totally agree that it might not be worth the time and effort. I'm going to do the best I can in this room and see how it turns out. If I'm not much better than when I started, then I will probably just fix holes and cracks and paint over original wall without skim coat. I will admit that I'm becoming very frustrated with my progress. can't blame a guy for trying.
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I want the least amount of texture. Now, how about a question on roller covers. I plan on using SW contractor series 5/16 micro fiber cover. Is this a good choice and would there be something better? What should i do to condition the cover properly before using it.
I've never used that one, but it should be good. At a bit less than 3/8", you should be getting a thin, fine film, and I like micro fibers in general for smooth finishes. To "condition" it, you could let it soak in paint for awhile before using, or you could get it wet first and then spin it out. With today's quality rollers, such as woven polys or microfibers, you shouldn't need to do anything like tape them to get off lint. I've never had any lint with a quality microfiber, or with Purdy White Dove, for example.

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