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post #1 of 10 Old 11-15-2013, 12:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings, finally decided on going with the Glidden Diamond 450. However, the screen is already painted with a local Home Theater paint that I just did not like at all(2 coats primer, 3 coats top). Everything has been rolled on up to this point and I will roll the Glidden as well. Here are my questions:

1. Should I sand the wall currently? If so how aggressive? Do I sand the theater paint that is on there now all the way off, or just enough to get the wall smooth again?

2. Should I get an additional primer to put on before the Glidden goes on, if so what is recommended?

3. I have standard 3/16" nap rollers. Should I get a microfiber or synthetic one instead?


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Anyone?

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Want to get this started tomorrow. Any advice on the above would be very helpful.

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white paint on white wall... nothing to it.
unless your wall is an orange peel mess... no need to heavily sand.
if you desire, do a slight sand... smooth to the touch.
roll with your 3/16 nap roller. 2 coats... maybe 3 to be safe... and your done.

if your theater isn't a complete bat cave... then enjoy... otherwise, enjoy the washed out colors.
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washed out colors why? My room is a dedicated 100% light controlled room.

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A simple typo, .as he meant to say: "If your Theater "IS" a complete bat Cave..., then enjoy..... otherwise enjoy the washed out colors. (...and Blacks.)

To quote James T. Kirk;
"I'm laughing at the superior intellect"
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Ph ok whew. Ok, so some light sanding to smooth out the wall...again, and paint using the 3/16" roller I have already and no need to primer. Sounds good. One last question. I have heard as far as rolling to do 1 of 2 different techniques:

1. Tiddler's way expressed here:http://s94.photobucket.com/user/tiddlerPics/media/Rolling%20Vids/DownRollingPart1b.mp4.html
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2. A simple vertical strip followed by the next strip with a 50% overlap.

My brother even advised me to only go one direction (up) instead of up and down on the same strip...

Which was is recommended with the Glidden Diamon 450?

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I wish i could help with the rolling, but I pretty much stick to spraying! That said, I talked to a professional painter I met at Home Depot the other day who raved about how well the 450 rolled. I've rolled sample panels, and it really flattens out well. I would have to say that whatever technique works well for other paints will probably work just fine with the 450. The stuff is spendy, and I believe the primary justification for the expense--for the professional painters who it is intended for--is the ease of rolling.
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Thanks Nak. I've also been stalking your threads over on HTS with great interest. You and a couple other guys are what sold me on the 450.

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Nice to hear a good report on this paint. Glidden has been making some improvements in their paints the last few formulations. I like their paints but the only complaint I have about it is that colour matching from one formulation to another is lacking. I have been using Glidden in a lot of rooms and I have been pleased. Only time I had a surprise was when the new formulation came out and the colour was off when I had to do a touchup.

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