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Spraying only a select few paints?

Discussion in 'Spray Painting' started by joe brierley, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. joe brierley

    joe brierley PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    95% + of problems i have from spraying come from using trim paints other than Tikurilla, Benjamin Moore and Zinsser to name my favourite few

    Soon as i get what's quick and local, ie johnstonnes i get a whole host of problems!

    Dulux trade and armstead spray well but dont gel out so smooth i find.

    Am i right to only spray mt favourites or am i just useless at spraying?

    I find the application process varies sooo much from paint to paint when spraying, its a nightmare

    When it goes right, which is most of the time its an incredible job!:smile:
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  2. Wayners

    Wayners Happy to be alive. Bar Member

    I hear the spray folks say spray quality paint designed to be a sprayed. I think some of the cheaper trade paint will spray but are more for roller and brush application. Also look for the data sheets as the good paints can give additional information regarding pressure as and tip size. The UK brands don't do they. Well not that I've seen
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  3. Hang it all

    Hang it all PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    Both originate in USA as far as I know, so probably more R&D done for spraying

    Just spray your favourites...:thumbsup:

    Armstead not bad for a cheap option. I was also pleasantly surprised by Albany VM from Brewers when I put a shed load through the airless earlier this year.

    Just been spraying Crown drywall primer as a mist coat today, mostly very smooth finish, but I've got a sag that looks very much like your other post @joe brierley . Mine is definitely "pilot error" though :blush:
  4. joe brierley

    joe brierley PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    American paints certainly spray amazing for a reason.

    Those clear coat type sags i have are something you can't feel and they're next to every piece of wood. They wernt there when spraying the vinyl matt.
    Im so stressed by it
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  5. RonyT

    RonyT PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

  6. joe brierley

    joe brierley PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    I think its easy to be a snob about dulux. Theyre warerbased wood paints are certainly far from bad. I do prefer Benjamin and tikurilla but that's just preference
  7. joe brierley

    joe brierley PPS Craftsman Bar Member

    After wasting time with Johnstones on this massive mdf wall I got some Tikurilla Helmi and did it a breeze!
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