Re: Novice painter-help please!
I am painting a couple of new interior doors and baseboards. How many layers of primer and how many of semigloss paint should I apply?
You don't need primer unless you're working with bare wood, excessively dirty surfaces (which should be washed first ), or poorly painted surfaces.
Can I dilute acrilic paint with water to make it spread better and dry with as least brash traces as possible.
You can, follow the thinning directions on the label. Avoid thinning if possible, as it can cause the paint to drip and run while using and sag or pooling after it's on the surface.
What is the best way to paint a louver door -brush ? sponge? roller?
Painting doors is easiest with a 1" roller and a good quality brush. Apply the paint with the roller, then with a slightly wet (with paint ) brush, lay off the door. Similarly with louvers, the roller will get the material onto the door quickly, then lay off with a brush. Be sure to rinse the roller well with water before using to get rid of loose nap fibers.
Did anyone use this new 2-in-1 primer/paint by Beehr? Any good?
No. In my experience Behr paints do not cure hard, which makes them susceptible to scratch damage. They also spatter and drip more than professional grade paints such as Kelly Moore or Sherwin Williams. Lastly, the finish quality of Behr 2-1 is poor.
Thanks a lot.
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