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so i have a customer at work that is a painter. and at home i purcahsed all new trim which i am replacing, I am currently paiting them with a wide brush and it took me a long long time to paint these trim. 280 ft worth of trim took me about 4.5 hours with a brush, this customer of mine said to use a wiz roller. will this speed the process and will the outcome be good?
 

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1. what kind of trim? Will the mini roller cover the contour of the trim?

2. What kind of paint, latex or oil? Oil is more durable and self levels to remove the brush strokes. Latex is easir to clean up but not as close to the finish oil will give you.

3. If it looks good the way you are doing it then dont rush it. Id rather brag about how good it looks rather than how fast I got it done. If you were a pro painter you would have the ability to brag about both.
 

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Don't use a roller on trim unless you go back with a brush and smooth out the roller texture. Nothing look cheaper than roller texture on trim.
 

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I must also add my opinion that rolled trim, which always leaves stipple (little bumps), looks "cheesy"
Brush it on, or at least brush it out
 

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bobbyacro says " Latex is easier to clean up but not as close to the finish oil will give you."


" If you were a pro painter you would have the ability to brag about both.

If you were a pro painter, you would know that the relatively new waterborne latex paints, perform and look almost like oil. Also if you have been painting any length of time , you would avoid oil as much as possible for health reasons. As a youngster, you still have much to learn.
 

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bobbyacro says " Latex is easier to clean up but not as close to the finish oil will give you."


" If you were a pro painter you would have the ability to brag about both.

If you were a pro painter, you would know that the relatively new waterborne latex paints, perform and look almost like oil. Also if you have been painting any length of time , you would avoid oil as much as possible for health reasons. As a youngster, you still have much to learn.
Health reasons? The guy is not using it day in and day out for 40 years. You said it yourself, "almost like oil" is not exactly like oil. I have painted trim/doors with latex and oil, the oil looks better longer. I would rather use latex for everything but for trim I just dont see a contest between the two, oil looks and performs better. I wasnt cutting on the guy or stating that im a pro-painter, just saying that a pro has to have perfect results and do it quickly. A HO does not need to rush through something if the results of a slower application, due to their experience, looks better. Id rather take 2x as long doing something to my house to make sure the finished product looks perfect.
 

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Bobby,

Try the waterbourne enamels from either BM or SW; they produce a much more oil-like result on trim than latex paint. Once they cure it really is difficult or impossible to tell the difference.

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Bobby,

Try the waterbourne enamels from either BM or SW; they produce a much more oil-like result on trim than latex paint. Once they cure it really is difficult or impossible to tell the difference.


That's all I was trying to say,just didn't come out so diplomatically,thanks sirwired
 
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