California Diamond Ceiling paint question

Old 08-08-19, 08:06 AM
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California Diamond Ceiling paint question

I used California Diamond Ceiling paint in my kitchen recently. It seemed like a very good paint. I did two coats and it went on very nicely. This is the nicest looking ceiling I have ever done! Very happy with it. However, the paint seems to be pretty tough on the painting implements. Especially the roller covers. I used a microfiber one for the first coat but even before finishing the ceiling I noticed the fibers started sticking to each other (is that pilling?). One side of the roller looked compressed. In any case I finished the first coat. Then I cleaned it immediately after and left it soaking in a bucket of water with some detergent. Considering what I saw happen to the microfiber cover, for the second coat I used a regular cover (Wooster ProDooz) and it seemed OK as I finished the ceiling. But once I cleaned it I noticed the fibers sticking somewhat. So I put it in the bucket of water as well. When I took a look at them after a couple of days the fibers were still stuck and somewhat stiff. They both looked ruined so I tossed them. The brush fared better but there still was a bit of sticking even after a thorough clean up. And the bristle tips have white flecks in them but the brush looks usable. I painted before with Ben Moore, PPG and Sherwin Williams paints and I would get several coats out of roller covers and no issues with brushes. They would clean up nicely. This California ceiling paint seems like high quality one but are those issues something to be expected when using it? Or maybe I got a poor quality gallon? I want to do the living room next but after I saw what happened with that microfiber cover in the small kitchen (10 x 12 feet or so) has me concerned. It looked like maybe it would have to be replaced at that point in order to continue on a larger ceiling? The living room is 20 x 20 feet. Do you think I should be able to put one coat of that paint with one roller cover? Does anyone have any experience with this paint?
Old 08-08-19, 10:22 AM
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While I've heard of that brand of paint I don't recall ever using any of their coatings.

You might try giving the covers and brush one rinse with mineral spirits and see how that does.

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