Originally Posted by rayians
I'm actually moving much quicker on my "to do" list than anticipated. I'm thinking 1-2 weeks from now I should be ready to tackle the screen, so I want to start gathering materials. I am taking MississippiMan's advice on paint, so that's just a trip to town and an Amazon order. I do have an existing screen, so I'm just going to put a skim coat of spackle over it and sand it out with 320 grit. After that I am looking for advice from the pros on here.
DO NOT USE SPACKLE !!!
Use Lightweight Drywall Joint Compound.
-I believe from back in the day it was recommended to prime it with Kilz. Is this still what is the norm or is has something else become the standard in the HT community?
If you spray on Primer (...and you should, at least 3 coats....) the Kinsser Bulls Eye Primer is the better choice, as the Kilz needs considerable thinning.
-Is it advised to spray or roll the primer?
-What spray gun(s) is (are) currently recommended? I do have a compressor if by chance there is an air spray gun someone recommends.
Compressor Fed Guns require Water / Rust Filters, and non-condensing Hoses (rubber) PITA city.
The best Electric Airless HVLP is this one:
By contacting Earlex/Wagner you can order a 1mm Needle / Nozzle Kit.
Another choice is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L7D78C2/
Much less expensive, but you only get a 1mm Needle, and you have to carry the unit while painting.
-How many coats of screen paint?
7-8 "Duster-Type" coats. If you do not yet know what a Duster Coat is or how it's done, you still are on the learning curve.
Thank you all again for all of your continued efforts!
Methinks it's only just begun.