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Old 01-16-2013, 02:45 AM   #451
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Originally Posted by AKjeff View Post
I like the paint. It's not as flat as the rattle can jobs I see on CL. That look is getting old.

Was the mineral spirits only to allow it to roll nicely, or did it add the slight gloss to the finish?

I'm thinking I'd like to do a two tone with similar black and a gloss contrasting color.
Mineral spirits is to thin the paint so that it dries with no orange peel. Some of the internet guys don't like the flat paint on the roller jobs, as the roller marks + brush marks are hard to hide. I was super careful to roll it out evenly and then the very last roll with no pressure on the roller frame. Most folks use a gloss paint, and wetsand between coats to get a nice finish, like JVB has on the red door.

I did no sanding between coats.

I did a bit of research and Rustoleum reccomends thinning with acetone only, but this is due to new VOC regulations, not performance. The roller paint guys say that the acetone takes too long to dry, and mineral spirits works better, I used the "green" mineral spirits even, and it came out great.
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