Originally Posted by blakhe
Can I use Silver fire on a drywall? If yes, what sort of primer do I use?
Absolutely you can use it .......on ANY smooth, applicable surface. Just always apply 3 coats of Kilz2 primer (water based) with a low Nap Roller (3/8" MAX)
Also, none of the threads contain any details as to how to apply it (just as there are detailed instructions on how to apply Silver Metallic / MMudd).
Is there a thread with this information?
If your spraying or rolling, the required instructions are here...............at the start of this Thread....Second Post.....and are repeated below. They do not differ between either RS_MaxxMudd or Silver Fire.
For most people, the easiest and most available DIY option is to use a Flat , Semi-gloss or Satin white basecoat.
Spraying is the preferred application for both the basecoat and the topcoat.
For those rolling an upw gloss basecoat... a 1:/0.5:/0.5 mix of (upw/minwax polycrylic/water) is recommended for achieving a smoother basecoat. for best results use a 3/16" nap smooth synthetic roller.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES...
- spraying is the preferred method over rolling.
- when spraying use a 1.4mm - 1.7mm spray tip.
- protect yourself (protect your lungs).
A word of warning to the wise... especially if you are planning on spraying ANY paint product or mix. wear the best mask you can afford... preferably the ones with dual filters and look like gas masks.BRIEF SPRAYING INSTRUCTIONS...applicable for eithe a Conventional HVLP Gun/Compressor Rig or the Wagner Control Spray Electric HVLP
This mix is very 'wet' and you'll want your spraying motion to be fairly rapid and also watch for runs.
The 1st coat is what i call the 'frost coating'. basically in a very rapid motion you'll lightly apply a 'frost' coat across the entire board. the purpose of this is to give the full coat that is to follow something to adhere to... and to prevent runs. let this frost coat dry for 15/20 minutes.
The 2nd coat is a full coat. after applying... step back... and see if there are any 'soft' spots. lightly 'feather spray' the soft spots. and then let dry for 45 minutes.
The 3rd coat is also a full coat. after applying... again, step back, and see if there are any soft spots... and 'feather spray' only those.
let dry for a least 1/2 a day before viewing.
it'll take a week or more to cure and show it's full potential.
DO NOT USE ADDITIONAL EXTENDERS
Extenders such as floetrol are not needed with this mix. the MinWax water-based urethane is already a natural extender and does not require any additional help.When rolling - use a 9 inch, 3/16" nap smooth synthetic roller
Three (3) coats is sufficent on top of a smooth, pure white primed surface.
The mix should go on nice and smooth, use vertical up and down strokes, work fairly quickly from left to right overlapping each pass and getting good coverage, but do not work the paint for long. the mix needs to go on wet and glossy... which allows the wetness of the mix, gravity, and time to blend the components together and dry without roller marks.
When you are done with each coat... the screen surface should look like a wet light gray glass sheet... and it should take about 20 minutes before you see any signs of drying. otherwise you put the coat of mix on too dry.
When rolled properly, the screen will dry to a smooth flat/eggshell finish.
do not sand the final coat. as the mix dries the urethane slightly rises to the surface. sanding the final coat would only defeat some of the properties of the urethane in the mix.
If these tips and instructions are not enough, don't wander into virgin territory
without asking further questions.