what is anybody's go to product for white satin finish? I don't do a ton of finishing but up until now most of my finishing has been stain and sherwin williams cv.
About five years ago i did a small project with general finishes WB white. If you rubbed something metal on it it would leave a mark.
My local sherwin williams is mostly a paint store and the guy working there doesn't know much about cv.
if i use WB do i need to do a clear over it?
Best I have ever used is chrmcraft pladsticolor. Has a great feel, consistent sheen, very easy to spray, does well in vertical application, and wears like iron. I've yet to have a negative customer review on the product. I prefer to spray it opposed to stealth, or the valspar CV.
l use both the Kem-Var F3 pigmented CV and the Kem-Aqua pigmented WB lacquer. l too only have a SW paint division store to buy from but with a week or two advance notice they can get the product for me. I do have to drive 30 miles if l need the CV tinted as it needs 844 tints which my SW store does not carry.
Yes, adding a clear coat will get rid of, or at least reduce, the effect you speak of, which is called "coining". The downside of clear coating is that it may result in a color shift, so you need to choose a clear that is really clear.
Kevin, is that something that Sherwin Williams can tint in the store? Like i said my local SW is just a paint store but they do sell Kem Var water white cv which is what i usually spray. I guess i can go there and talk to them.
For the last 6 months Iíve been using Mohawks ez-vinyl primer and their white flow cv. I love it, itís the easiest and the best Iíve used so far. Iíve had several pails tinged as well. Quick dry times too.
I think youíll like it nicko, they say it doesnít need thinned to spray but I use their reducer with it. Just makes it lay down better with a more even coat. Iíd say 8-10% on the clear and 10-15% on the pigments. 15 minute sweat in and has an 8 hour pot life.
Using white over that is a good idea. I've even gone as far as powder coating materials and surfaces that are somewhat more difficult to work with. We had a smoker in our backyard with a outdoor oak bar bar which I absolutely loved. We had a clear coat applied to the surface for a smooth and sleek appearance.
Nicko, Ask your store to put you in touch with a SW Product Finishes rep or search for your closest PF store location. We have nearly all of our product shipped in from a Product Finishes store. The local retail/commercial SW locations are really limited on depth of product offerings and knowledge.
We love BeckerAcroma products and SW owns them. For Pigmented CV we use KemVar 8420 (H66W80146). I think this cross references to Beckers Matador. This is a great product IMO.
Also look at the primer/surfacer KemVar 5411S (E63W50001) Also known as Beckers UniSurfacer. We also use KemVar 9230S - V84F90041 (20 Degree - known as Amerivar from Becker) for our topcoats. All of these use the same catalyst too.
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