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post #31 of 179 Old 06-29-07, 03:53 PM
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Re: Neutral Grays and Simple Off the Shelf Solutions

I was at HD today and they do sell the DULUX line of paints, just not the Diamond Matt. I was told that that line is Glidden store specific.

I am also very interested in try some of the Pratt & Lambert paint. I will be their tomorrow and will look for a nice white, matte finish in the Accolade line. This line is easily the best paint on the market for sheer quality. It dries roller mark free no matter how poorly you apply it. It blows me away with how good it dries. Problem is its $65 a gallon and like $29 a quart.
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post #32 of 179 Old 06-29-07, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Neutral Grays and Simple Off the Shelf Solutions

$29 a quart isn't bad if it works as is. A lot of people spend double that or more on gathering various mix components and doing tests.

I do have color values on Pratt & Lambert.

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I do have color values on Pratt & Lambert.

Are they posted anywhere? If so, where can I find them?
 
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Hey Biglyle,

What about your white roof paint. It is meant to be very reflective right? Is it tintable?

I still have not tried yor idea of top coating the Behr Primer #436 yet. I thought I would make up two mor 2'x4' sample panels. Then I will try an 8' x 4' screen without the poly to see how it does as far as hot spotting goes.

With the Pratt & Lambert paint, does it also level out so that there is very little roller texture?
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The roof paint was Bruce's, not mine.

The P&L dries almost like it was sprayed.
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I guess we will have to rattle Bruce's cage then.

Sounds like the P&L is worth the extra cost.
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What do use for panels Todd?
They sell 1/8" thick hardboard panels at Home Depot. They have a white coating on one side. Here is a photo of four panels hanging.

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Re: Neutral Grays and Simple Off the Shelf Solutions

All the Home Depots I have seen them in they are along the back wall behind the lumber. There is a wooden rack with different types of 'project boards' in it. They are pretty inexpensive and great test panels.

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I buy the half size ones. I bought a few today, $1.35 a piece.
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Are they pretty cheap? Are they with the lumber?
Here in Ottawa Canada they are about $2.50 for a 2'x4' and around $1.75 for 2'x2'. I like the bigger 2'x4' so that I can get an idea if the screen paint will hot spot. Also this allows me some trial of application. I roll the long way to simulate doing a section of screen.

For my initial trials I use white 22"x28" poster board (bristleboard) that I cut into 7"x11" cards. I apply the test paint with 4" trim rollers for these small sample cards. These were a nice to work with and send off for color testing. You can get some idea of how the paint will perform from these but anything that looks promising I repaint a 2'x4' panel or two.

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