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The max gain would come in at about 1.6-1.7 . There is little variation on that number, due to the fact that the product is rolled. This is what actually enforces consistency. The only way to get to the 1.7 number (approx! surface consistency, and granularity is part of the gain calculation) is to roll multiple thinned layers.
If you do one or two regular layers, you will probably hit the 1.6 number. It's very hard to make it mis-behave in the sense of gain. Layering has to be perfect, because thinness of the topcoat can be critical, after drying. What happens, is that the surface of the product seals off, and then the water leeches out through micro-pores.. over 2-4 weeks, depending on conditions. it will leech out the back of the coating as well, if the material it is on is porous like blackout cloth, or canvas. On a wall, or on the Parklands Plastic sheets, it will take closer to 4 weeks. This is due to the one surface being available for out-gassing of the water in the mix. Water actually out-gasses pretty fast compared to most paint ingredients. This mix is about as safe as it gets at the same time it performs spectacularly.
I was having problems with my e-mail last night, so i called a customer to assure them that their order was being sent. he was a user of gravity fed spray systems. he was going to roll it, but when i found out he could spray, i urged him to spray it instead. he thought that, in his experience, it being an acrylic mix, it would not work well with spray systems. I told him that, this would not be the case, as we actually grinding our own pigments over here! the grind quality is above what he has ever used, and the consistency of that grind is VERY high, and the suspension systems is about as high a quality of mix as there has ever been for acrylic mixes. So, it was at about a 4x factor of quality, minimum, compared to any other acrylic paint he had ever messed with or had access to.
The parent company makes the worlds highest grade airbrush acrylic paints as well. They are the weapon of choice of airbrush artists.. the moment the airbrush artists try the product.. they never use anything else again. Fact.
Very well known artists, period, who create multi-kilobuck original art.. when they try the parent company's product.. they never use anything else again. Fact.
Every single chain, store,and artist group, artist, whoever...who ever try any of the parent company's product.. are so ecstatic about the product, they rave about it. Fact.
To go completely over the top, this mix has probably has the most minds, opinions and effort and complexity of design over any other product to ever come out of this factory. So, it's a real paint, or in this case, a screen topcoat material. As far as paint design goes.. this is as hardcore as it gets.
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