Originally Posted by jkmicronix
- how much water do you start with? the same amount listed in the recepie? or is that just the amount to have on hand?
You ALWAYS use the amount listed. Any extra added is to accommodate the ability of the paint to both strain easily and flow unrestricted through the Gun as well.
- can I use old panty hose as a strainer? not sure that I have a nylon sock laying around.
No. Save the panty hose for Saturday night. Crazy thing though....you actually thinking that "Nylon Sock Strainer' refers to an actual Nylon Sock.
Dude...go to Home Depot and ask for 1 Gallon Nylon Paint strainers. DO NOT try to use the "Paper Cone Type". The one you want stretches over the top of the 1 gallon Can.
(I'll post some "Straining Videos......again. )
- did you mean that if I sand the heck out of the surface before priming...then I won't need to sand in between prime coats or even MaxxMudd coats? or do i still sand between all coats?
I sure didn't say that. I said that using a "DRY" large medium Grit Sanding sponge (...in the Drywall tools section @ HD...) first to get bumps and/or roller marks off, the switching to a Fine Grit Sponge to smooth would allow you to start priming.
It's always a good idea to lightly sand with a fine sponge after the 2nd primer Coat...and if necessary to achieve a really smooth surface before applying the Finish paint, do so again after the 3rd (...or final primer coat...)
The need to sand after any finish coat is predicated upon if you can see / feel any coarse texture. I advise though that if any sanding is done to a finish coat, it always be followed by at least 2 thin Dusters with 70% overlap.
jkmicronix, I can see your gonna be "high maintenance"...but 'dat's OK. I prefer questions to come before desperate pleas asking for help in salvaging a disaster.
Read this Thread. There are some Videos included.
......and a couple more about straining.
This first one shows the straining to be a bit slower than desired....but even so you can see the paint recede when the pouring stops.
This next one shows you how it should really flow though the strainer..........
And if there is any doubt at all about the usefulness and necessity of the Squirrel Cage Mixer http://www.amazon.com/Homax-69011-1-Gallon-PolyPro-Galvanized/dp/B000ELORFE
....let this following video squash any such nonsense.
In the video above, the "Red" was a bit of color-correcting additive I added after the initial SF Mix was made. Ignore it....better still, don't even ever have to go there.