Originally Posted by izover4u
Unfortunately I am going to roll this screen... It just seems so thin to roll. I will leave the container open for an hour or so and see if it thickens up some before I roll the first coat.
I don't know what substrate your using, but if your mix is really all that thin, and your painting onto a "sheet' of some material, it may be advisable to Roll the screen on a horizontally flat surface. Keep the surface "wet", and don't overwork the paint (...spread it too thinly...) or you will get roller marks.
If the wall is the substrate, follow the same advice only be very careful to not "overload" the roller.
Guy....I know we state that RS-MaxxMudd LL is "roll-able"...and it is, but we are really talking about the lessor chance of the metallics being an issue, not that the paint itself is applicable for most to roll effectively. Unless the prepared surface is very smooth...almost glass-like, and you can use a high quality 9"
Fabric (...not Foam) Roller that is specifically made for "Smooth Surfaces (3/16" Nap) (...and have the skill to use it correctly...) it's at best problematical that you'll make it through with no issues.
I'm not one to herald doom and despair, nor advocate that people spend more than necessary, be it time, effort, or money. But a 120" screen demands the best possible effort, and quire frankly, the cost of Rollers, a decent Tray (...they are NOT all the same...) works out to be about 1/2 the cost of a $50.00 Electric HVLP sprayer. That difference can mean the difference between virtual perfection and a real disappointment.
And....the amount of paint you have will barely be enough for three good "Rolled" coats. You don't have much fudge room going for you, and that always pains me to see happen with a member going into what can be and should be...a project with such great potential.. I worry about you guys like a Mother Hen.