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TomtheElder 04-09-2012 11:16 PM

Latex paint addative
The problem is likely the paint. My wife bought Clark+Kensington for the walls and Royal Interiors for trim (both by Ace Hardware, semi-gloss). Both, but particularly the Royal Interiors, show very heavy brush marks using Purdy brushes. I have done a ton of painting and normally do not have this problem. Next time I will buy better paint. For this time, does anyone have an opinion about adding Floetrol to smooth out the paint? Any other additives or alternatives? Thanks.


joecaption 04-10-2012 08:44 AM

It's not going to do any harm and just may work.

DFBonnett 04-17-2012 12:14 PM

Floetrol will help up to a point. The basic problem is the paint itself.

Workaholic 04-21-2012 02:12 PM

Not familiar with that paint product but an additive will help Floetrol used to be good stuff but these days I would use the XIM Extender. Sometimes a little splash of water will do the same job depending on temp.

TomtheElder 05-01-2012 08:45 PM

Thanks all. It does seem to help.

Workaholic 05-09-2012 11:24 PM


Originally Posted by TomtheElder (Post 72197)
Thanks all. It does seem to help.

Glad the project is going well Tom. Hope you snap off a couple after pics. :)

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