Smooth Painted Surface


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Old 02-04-06, 01:45 PM
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Smooth Painted Surface

I am painting some large flat surfaces (like a flush door) with gloss latex. I have tried adding Flotrol, using a foam roller, using a foam brush, and using a good grade clean polyester brush. I get orange peel with the foam roller, ridges with the foam brush and brush marks with the brush.

Aside from spray painting, what is the best way to to get a smooth painted surface on these large flat panels?
 
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Perhaps a different paint would help
Some "level" better than others
What kind are you using now?
 
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Old 02-05-06, 06:29 AM
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The brand I have a problem with is Behr (it is a bear to level)! I am going to switch to Glidden which I like much better.

What brand do you recommend for the best leveling properties?
 
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What brand do you recommend for the best leveling properties?
For leveling capabilities, Ben Moore's Waterborne Impervo and Sherwin's Waterborne ProClassic are tops.
 
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Originally Posted by fredmorrison
The brand I have a problem with is Behr ... I am going to switch to Glidden which I like much better.

What brand do you recommend for the best leveling properties?
I have used both of those
For what you are looking for I'd recommend neither

I would (also) recommend Ben Moore's Waterborne Impervo and Sherwin's Waterborne ProClassic

The difference between those and B or G is astounding
 
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Thank you for the info...I appreciate your help with this problem.
 
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painted flat surfaces

Excellent choice in paint choices.doesn't get much better than that.Techniqu e and patience also plays a big factor.If it's not to late you may want to think about oil paint. ( I KNOW THE SMELL AND CLEAN UP) but the end result. oil paint lays down a lot better which intern levels out quit a bit better than latex. what kind of heat do you have in your home.That can also make or break a paint job. GOOD LUCK.
 
 

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