The reasons and case for "Dusting" on a Coat when spraying, and a bit of explanation why this posting is necessary - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 1 Old 11-04-2012, 05:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Posting this to explain to a few who dwell elsewhere and who have skewered ideas and obvious reasons to mislead people.

Dusting on the Paint formulas we advocate on AVS is considered a necessity and is intended to prevent the paint from running. The paint is highly diluted....and applies quite "wet". By Dusting such paint on over a succession of very light coats, not only are errors prevented as far as applying too much paint at once, it also becomes easier to judge exactly when the minimum amount of paint required to effect coverage.

All this drive to misinform got it's start by the expression of a simple truth; if one rolls on a painted coat, the pressure of a roller will flatten paint out to a far greater degree than a sprayed application will. So spraying....and especially "Duster" spraying, can also work to mitigate....even eliminate the possibility that any undue gloss effect that a too thickly applied coating of paint can produce.

It's a shame....but the normal state of affairs, that elsewhere a concerted effort is made (...through false information and obvious motive...) to constantly belittle anything and everything that is expressed and recommended to Members on this Forum. In doing so, some people are misdirected and outright misled into believing there is no other way to do anything but what others suggest. That is sad...because here on AVS exist the only well proven, truly "High Performance" DIY Screen applications that can be effected by almost anyone. Anyone can cobble together a Paint mix, give it the added emphasis of some test figures, and state how superior it is to everyone else's offerings. And...on the very occasional chance they are presented with someone having even the slightest issue with a AVS application, they work very hard at trying to convince such a person their issues are solely the result of inferior applications and misguided instructions. A rather desperate ploy to draw people away from the most effective and prolific source of DIY help and opportunities.

And they do exactly that......continually.

But here on this Forum we rely on the expressed opinions that come from those who have actually effected the creation of a DIY Screen...using whatever they decide upon. It's "live or die" based on End User results.

Quite frankly, there are a whole lot more people posting up results (...due to there being a whole lot more people doing screens...) on AVS that there are "anywhere" else, and for some very good reasons their postings do not reflect any of the misleading commentary seen elsewhere.
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