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Old 04-04-2016, 03:33 PM  
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Is there a mini roller that leaves a finish as smooth and good as paint brush? Water based paint. If so, it's name please.


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A brush finish and roller finish are two distinctly different kinds of finish.
The closest you might come is using a mini-sponge roller.


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I've seen some pretty crappy brush finishes. It really might depend more on how much paint you put on. You may be rolling it out too thin.
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Actually I'm finish sanding then putting another final coat on new custom made base boards. The craftsman that made then painted them originally was distracted by an ongoing medical crisis in his immediate family. I did not have the heart to get upset about the less than great paint finish. For what it's worth this craftsman has been doing our downstairs remodel and all has gone very well. Lot's of custom work. The day of the base board painting is when he knew he was too distracted so we both agreed he should take a week off.

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As already stated, a brushed finish is different than a rolled finish, the 2 do not intertwine
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Thanks to you folks I've got 6 of 12 baseboards sanded and a first coat applied. To get the previous finish ready for repainting I used my Boch ortibal palm sander first with 220 grit then 320 grit. Using a Wooster brush made for latex paint I applied a light first coat.

Now I have a new question. Before applying the final coat I belive I should sand the first coat after it is thoroughly dry. Should I do this sanding by hand and what grip and type of sandpaper should I use?
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I'd sand with 220, or 000 steel-wool, by hand, add flowtrol and apply with a foam roller.
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I'd sand with 220, or 000 steel-wool, by hand, add flowtrol and apply with a foam roller.
Please help me better understand "add flowtrol". What is flowtrol and add it to what? I assume the foam roller should be a mini roller. Is that correct?

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It's actually, FLOETROL, and it an additive that improves the results attained when using water based paints;https://www.flood.com/products/paint-additives

Yes the foam rollers are available in all the same configurations as other rollers, except the driveway rollers.
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Since the white trim paint is to be used in other areas of the remodel is it okay if I pour the estimated amount needed for the baseboards into another can then add the Floetrol to that new container or are you advising me to mix Floetrol into the entire remaining 3/4 gallon of white?

Another question. There are still a second group of 6 pieces of the original baseboard to be sanded and repainted. Are you advising me to use the Floetrol infused white for their first coat? Should I still brush on the first coat or use the roller?


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