Originally Posted by pritesh0381
Thank you again for all the help, @MississippiMan
. The only reason why I thought I needed a gallon of SS is because we were planning on painting that whole wall that color. The wall that I am going to be projecting to will house two ,36" wide, open bookcases, one on each end. The wife liked the idea of painting the whole wall that colors so that the back of the bookcase would make the front pop.
From what the painter told me, his crew will be using a spray to apply the paint.
Well as the Emerald City Gatekeeper said; "That's a Horse of a different color!"
In the case of painting the entire wall (...of which I really do not know the dimensions....) the yes...you will use the Following measurements.
64 Oz RustOleum Pearl or Sea Shell ($22.00 ea @ Lowes)
1 Gallon Glidden Diamond tinted with Behr's Silver Screen
32 Oz Clear Matte Minwax or Varathane Polyurethane
Power mixed "slowly" but thoroughly.
The Paint should be strained after proper dilution with water to avoid Gun clogging and chunk / chip spewing.
How much thinning with Water will be needed depends upon the Spraying equipment and Needle / Nozzle size used. You do need to tell the Painters you want to smoothest possible finish...so use the smallest Needle / Nozzle they have...so as to get no Run or Sags naturally. That said, they need to apply the paint above in at least 3 light
Coats, with widely overlapping Rows if done with High Pressure-Airless Commercial Gear.
The Mix will not be a dark Gray...SS was never all that Dark. It attenuated light reflections because it was always formulated as a simple, Flat Gray. This Mix will have positive Gain characteristics, and a much deeper, more 3D-like image. And as already stated...should allow you to use your PJ on Econo Mode without sacrificing a dynamic, bright image.