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Joyce Danko Design

As a BM technician and colorist, it is so important to think of paint as a technical product not just color. If you want the best results, always use 2 coats except going over the same or close color. The better the paint, the more OPAQUE, less water so that extra $10 may save a coat of labor. Always buy the best paint if long term. New construction (sprayed contractor grade) will give you less than 300 sq. ft.- many try for a coat of tinted primer and a coat of paint. The problem is uneven absorption and the different sheens will cause mottled sheen, evident on side walls. Boxing your paint is extremely important. Always better to have more, as what is left in the can is your best touch up. You should not cut into a ceiling color with a new gallon, nor a wall. Each batch of paint is affected by humidity, base control, slight pigment differences. Your BM dealer will try to give you 2 gallons in the same batch #.

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dreamdoctor

Joyce - you have that right about being a technical product. I need to put transparent, black stain on galvanized metal in an exterior application - I'm thinking of using DCH 3070 (auto body clear coat) to top it and maybe rather than stain use black lacquer. And then there is the prep to take into account. I'll be doing some experiments for sure. "Don't learn to stucco over the front door."

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Joyce Danko Design

dreamdoctor, And there is the issue of adhesion. Any primers have to be considered too. I recall galvanized metal has different issues than other metals. If I get any helpful info, I will let you know.

   

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