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post #61 of 75
It is impossible to have orange peal on a first duster because there simply isn't enough paint applied. Orange Peal results from underlyaing layers retaining moisture and creating bumps from trapped Moisture. That is usually seen after 4-5 coats, when a "too thick" layer is followed too quickly with another.

What you see is the "Freckling" that Dusting presents. Little spots of paint. After 3 Dusters, they all start to run together...fill in as it were.

After 3 Dusters, if the surface feels coarse or bumpy, that is when you sand it lightly using a "Large" (3" x 8" x 1") Fine Grit Sanding Sponge.

The apply you nest 2-3 coats.

If your paint is flowing easily, your pattern is 10" and full bodies, and you maintain 14" - 16" and the proper Dusting Speed and 70% overlap, the surface will become more and more even looking as you progress.
post #62 of 75
Thread Starter 
Whew! Thanks again MM, I was getting worried. I do notice that after drying, the "freckling" are almost non-visible. That totally makes sense. Per another thread you mentioned 3 dusters, one normal coating, then one more duster. Of course, I will watch how it builds up in between these coats and adjust accordingly. Do I really have to tear the gun down every coat, or can I just run water through it? I will post pics of progress.
post #63 of 75
Thread Starter 
OK, 4 coats on now. Not sure if I am seeing the difference. I do see that it looks thicker, but I feel like the mixture maybe too white. I don't see any silver in it. Here are the updated pics, let me know if you guys can see any difference.



Edited by williamn333 - 2/9/13 at 5:13pm
post #64 of 75
RS-MM is a very light, almost "Whitish Silver". Your not the first to think their eyes are playing tricks on 'em.

Clean the gun as instructed. No where does it say "Run Water Through it". It breaks down easy (no need to remove the Needle) and rinses out quickly, so don't fudge on a step that itself works to make sure the Gun will operate correctly.

After the surface has dried to a point it no longer feels cool, sand it down a bit and then keep dusting. Forget about those "Normal Coats".
post #65 of 75
Thread Starter 
OK, so after it has fully dried, I really can't tell if I need more coats. It looks like it has a very slight orange peel to it, but nothing that I would be concerned about because when I run my hand over it, it feels smooth. So, I am just not sure how many more coats to go. If I look really close, I can see darker spots on the surface. It looks to me like the whole surface is covered from what I can tell, but I am going to run one more duster over it to make sure. Attached are latest pics, you guys be the judge and let me know what you think.



post #66 of 75
the dark spots/areas where coverage didn't occur as well. do like MM suggested. light sanding... followed by at least 2 more dusters.
post #67 of 75
Thread Starter 
Alright, did 2 more dusters after sanding with a fine grit sponge. It has dried completely and looks pretty smooth. I do notice a very slight bit of orange peel, but nothing noticeable from about 4-5 ft. Do you guys think this is normal? When I run my hand across, it seems fairly smooth. Don't know if there is an acceptable surface amount. The pics below show way more peel than I actually feel with my fingertips, but maybe this will give an idea......





Edited by williamn333 - 2/10/13 at 9:17pm
post #68 of 75
Thread Starter 
Sooooo close. Am I OK to take all the masking off now do you guys think? I am almost out of paint, so I hope so.
post #69 of 75
Yes...in fact it's best to remove masking Tape just after the last coat is no longer tacky. Dried paint can tend to pull and tear.

When you remove the Tape, pull "Up & Away"....never straight outward.
post #70 of 75
So.......what's the Skinny, Willie? Did everything pull away OK without any paper / paint miscues?

And if your watching Movies....take some time out from all that enjoyment and apply yourself to letting us all in on the final results.

''Please"....of course. smile.gif
post #71 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

So.......what's the Skinny, Willie? Did everything pull away OK without any paper / paint miscues?

And if your watching Movies....take some time out from all that enjoyment and apply yourself to letting us all in on the final results.

''Please"....of course. smile.gif

Sorry MM!! I just got home from school. Between school three days a week and work, I haven't had time to do anything! Mix in valentine's day tomorrow and wife's b-day the day after, I will not have time to breathe! I am going to try and post some pics tomorrow when I pull down the masking. I am anxious!! I really appreciate the follow up too!

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post #72 of 75
Thread Starter 
Alllllrighty!!! Got everything down and was able to test for the first time. The sheen that was there before is gone, and looks to me in comparison that the image after paint has a slight edge in color depth from the previous. You guys be the judge!


Before:



After:
post #73 of 75
There is more detail in the bottom image....with less attenuation. But colors and shadows still look saturated and deep.

The top image looks in comparison to have had the brightness turned down.
post #74 of 75
Thread Starter 
I do agree, for some reason there looks like more ambient light in the after picture. I will try and take another one when the sun goes down to see if it will help in picture form.
post #75 of 75
Take your pictures from as far back in the room as you can stand, then zoom in to fill the frame with about 20% of the Image area being the surrounding walls.

If your shots are "Hand Held" use your Timer (2 sec) so you can have time to steady after pressing the shutter release.

Tripod or flat surface? Use the timer anyway.
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