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05-19-06, 12:46 PM
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Posted By syd

thanks. my gut told me to just paint all coats in...

thanks. my gut told me to just paint all coats in the same direction but since i've never worked with oil paints i didn't know if things were different. i'm going to play it on the safe side and sand...
05-19-06, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By syd

Question marksr, this is what you posted to me a couple...

marksr,
this is what you posted to me a couple days ago....

"You always want to finish brush with the direction of the wood grain. Brushing across grain and then laying it off with the grain is...
05-18-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By syd

Question yes i'm using the white china bristle brush. i...

yes i'm using the white china bristle brush.
i just want this project over at this point. i wish i had just done both coats in the same pattern direction. Do you think if i do a 3rd coat going the...
05-18-06, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By syd

Question i hit enter too fast, sorry. maybe i just stink...

i hit enter too fast, sorry.
maybe i just stink at painting this is my first and probably last oil paint job, that maybe i should have done both coats in the same direction, i did what I was told...
05-18-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By syd

Question marksr??? last question i swear!

thanks again.
my project is almost done i have one final question if you could answer for me.

I did my second coat with the grain like you said, but as i started the second coat i messed up and...
05-18-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By syd

thanks. i did everything by the book, it has bin...

thanks. i did everything by the book, it has bin primer solvent under it. this morning it was more dry. its humid where i live that might be the thing that is delaying drying. thanks.
05-18-06, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By syd

Question dumb question lint ontop of paint job...

using oil paint on table, black, i guess there is no way to avoid the lint that dries ontop of the paint????

first time oil painter....anyway to minimize brush strokes? paint says don't thin, its...
05-17-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By syd

Question paint taking forever to dry help?????

I put 1 coat of my oil based enamel on my table and chairs and its taking forever to dry. it says 1-2 hrs dry to touch, 8 hours to recoat, i did it in the afternoon and its still tacky (11pm). is...
05-16-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By syd

thanks so much!

thanks so much!
05-15-06, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,195
Posted By syd

Question how to apply oil based enamel?

I'm going to do 2 coats of oil based enamel on my table and chairs.
do i apply the first coat in one direction and the 2nd coat in the opposite direction (first coat lenthwise, 2nd coat widthwise)...
05-15-06, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,188
Posted By syd

Question both enamels are oil based, i'm able to get...

both enamels are oil based,
i'm able to get them in quart size in my state.

ok now which would you choose and why?????
05-15-06, 06:20 AM
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Views: 1,188
Posted By syd

Question Which enamel would you choose??

Ok thanks to everyone's help so far I have one last question.
I"m the one with the kitchen table paint project and this is available in my area both products are similar which would you choose????
...
05-15-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By syd

i'm in the state of MD

i'm in the state of MD
05-15-06, 05:10 AM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By syd

Question can't get oil based in my state what do i do?

i'm in a state that oil paint is no longer available, painting a kitchen table. now what do i do????
everyone says to use oil based paint for durability?
just found this out this morning!
05-14-06, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,639
Posted By syd

Question marksr, now you are really confusing me!!! ...

marksr,
now you are really confusing me!!!
you'd recommend this for the table over Oil based ?

also if i use oil based primer can i use oil or latex paint over it?
05-14-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,639
Posted By syd

Question great info again.... another person has...

great info again....
another person has recommend a floor enamel....

now what choice would you guys make?....

all surface oil based enamel or
high performance floor enamel (says its...
05-14-06, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

Question You guys rock! Now you said it comes in...

You guys rock!

Now you said it comes in Pearl, what does this look like?
is it more satin look or glossy?

i definitely do NOT want a glossy look.

now do i use this or oil based enamel. ugh...
05-14-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

marksr, Natural Hog hair brush? are these...

marksr,

Natural Hog hair brush? are these available where???

I must confess i don't paint much I usually stain everything. like to stain better. i always use the pure white china bristle brush...
05-14-06, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,639
Posted By syd

Question Marksr and spdavid, Ok this is great info!!! ...

Marksr and spdavid,
Ok this is great info!!!
i want to do this right the first time!

If i use an oil based paint does it have to have the word ENAMEL OR ALKYD in it???

and lastly oil based...
05-14-06, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,639
Posted By syd

Question went to sherwin williams and he said the only...

went to sherwin williams and he said the only decent thing is the All Surface Enamel.
this comes in oil or acrylic latex
not sure which to choose and if i need a top coat.

you can put...
05-14-06, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

Question Thanks! i don't have a sprayer and don't want...

Thanks!
i don't have a sprayer and don't want to deal with one. How do i paint the chairs and legs? will a brush be ok? or will it look horrible?
natural bristle or synthetic?

would a Krylon...
05-14-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

Question slickshift, i'm on the ben moore site and can't...

slickshift,
i'm on the ben moore site and can't find it!!!
if you have a second lead me to the stuff you are talking about.
05-14-06, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

Question Slickshift, Ok thank you so much. I want to get...

Slickshift,
Ok thank you so much. I want to get this done soon.
and its just called latex enamel that's it?

when you redo your table are you priming first?
i don't know if i should use the...
05-14-06, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 20,639
Posted By syd

Question enamel vs laytex vs oil paint for table

Ok hopefully someone can explain the pros/cons of these.
Project: painting table and chairs that are beechwood with clear coat on them.

I'm going to use BIN primer, Do I use the oil based or...
05-14-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,119
Posted By syd

Question slickshift, "I use their latex enamel on my...

slickshift,
"I use their latex enamel on my food service customers "food preparation areas"


so after I prime I would use this latex enamel and no other top coat on my table? is this correct? i...
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