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Old 04-10-2012, 12:16 AM  
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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.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:44 AM  
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It's not going to do any harm and just may work.



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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM  
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Floetrol will help up to a point. The basic problem is the paint itself.

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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.

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Thanks all. It does seem to help.

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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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