Originally Posted by Kevin Wright
Thanks for the reply. You are the man!
What you described may be beyond my skills. I am going to explain this to the wife with the hope that I will be able to convince her to let me spray it on. However, if she sticks to her guns and stays adamant about not using a sprayer, is there an easier mix to use with a roller? I am having a hard time convincing her that rolling on plain white paint is not "good enough" as she seems to think. So I'm looking for any alternatives that gets me a nice screen without just painting it white.
With that being said I feel an argument is brewing.
Here's a good thing that should bolster your argument....when you spray the entire job from start to finish takes about 3.5 hours. Rolling two coats (minimum) requires at least 3-4 hours for the first coat to dry "completely" before the second is applied because the Paint-Poly and Water are not atomized and go on much thicker comparatively.
Finally.....if you get an inexpensive HVLP Sprayer, after you've finished the Screen the Wife can add several other Spray projects to the Honey-do List. I've helped instruct many Members who have never sprayed squat-diddly before....and they nailed it
The real incentive is to tell her that for a Screen your size, each coat will take having the gun in operation about 90 seconds tops. Each coat will dry in about 15-20 minutes....and the end result will compare with Mfg Screens costing $1000s.
Lastly....if I make rolling seem at best problematical, it's because I used to Roll,(2003) and tried to teach others to do so, and the results were.....well, a mixed bag. Roller Marks, Streaking...and Roller Induced Texture are things that just sorta happen when you roll on a coating that will be heavily scrutinized.
Once spraying came to the forefront, the success ratio zoomed up to well over 95%. Even those who chose a simpler Paint benefit from Spraying using the Duster Method. Basically....if you want the best possible end results, you'll use the best available Paint solution and apply it in the best manner possible.
It's like choosing a Wife...you either nail it on the first go-round....or get nailed and either live with your mistake or have to do it all over again.