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Old 07-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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I had a few painters say Floetrol is now ****, and isn't what it used to be. What do you guys think?, and is there a better paint conditioner out there, and is a paint extender the same thing as a conditioner?

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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i love floetrol, use it all the time

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
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I haven't used flotrol for a few years. I've used xim extender recently and like it. I like that it don't mess up the color as much as flotrol does, or dry mil thickness, since it don't require as much in the ratio mix
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Where did you hear that floetrol sucks now from? and what is the problem with it?

I like it and haven't had any problems with it. I don't use it all the time, in fact not that often except when circumstances arise that would make help the situation.

I am trying BM extender at the moment since i am using their paint. I haven't used it yet but will soon.

I believe a latex conditioner and extender are virtually the same thing. They are supposed to do the same thing just one company calls it POtato and one calls it PoTAto
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I really like the "Pitt-Tech 90-740 Waterborne Conditioner"
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H2O waterbased conditioner works as well.
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I got a gallon of Floetrol sitting on my shelf for like 3 years now. Think I'll post it in the for sale thread. What does Floetrol cost nowa days?
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H2O waterbased conditioner works as well.
H2o chemist said awhile back that water mixed with paint can lead to paint failure....someting about tap water's chemical properties.... I personally use xim extender......and looooooove it!
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Floetrol is still awesome, I mix some floetrol with my paint for spraying trim. That's the only time I use it though.
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I like Floetrol myself. I think it makes the paint dry down better. Especially when you spray trim.

Tap water messes the the chemistry of the paint? I hope there's a limit to how much it takes to mess up the paint because I do it often. I usually cut in a half a cup when I'm cutting if it has been open for awhile to help keep it from globbing on the brush as much. Am I the only one that does this? Maybe I'm not as smart as I think.
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Tap water has all sorts of chemicals in it. Chlorine, floride, and god knows what else.
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Since I discovered XIM extender I have left flotrol and not looked back. Flotrol is lumpy gooey and well, other stuff.
XIM= brush grease.
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Use floetrol in certain situations. It still works.
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Floetrol is a must for spraying interior trim packs and for brushing exterior trim in the summer.
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Floetrol is a must for spraying interior trim packs and for brushing exterior trim in the summer.
Duh...

Common sense - IMO.
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I spit Grizzly snuff ...in every 5'. works under any conditions. I used all the fancy stuff when I started, now i sit at home collecting checks.

If ?... I couldn't make 42%-46% profit....I stayed in bed. Do a good job, get it done FAST, and sell..selllll, and selll some more.

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Duh...

Common sense - IMO.
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some of these guys ...would sleep in there van to say; "I'm an owner"

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