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Old 05-10-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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I need some help. Painting this metal door in my house and the paint is constantly coming out splotchy and inconsistent. I've done it 3 times, hoping that the additional layers would even things out. NOT THE CASE.

So I've got options. I can go with an oil based primer and oil based paint, or I could try adding Floetrol to the latex based paint. Good idea, bad idea?

Any help would be GREAT.
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If it's splotchy as in the brush marks are showing up, floetrol will help or add a little water or painting in a cooler enviroment. Taking the door off and spraying it is what I've done, that make it look prefab.
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I need some help. Painting this metal door in my house and the paint is constantly coming out splotchy and inconsistent. I've done it 3 times, hoping that the additional layers would even things out. NOT THE CASE.

So I've got options. I can go with an oil based primer and oil based paint, or I could try adding Floetrol to the latex based paint. Good idea, bad idea?

Any help would be GREAT.
You probably fooked it all up by now. So strip that sucker down, oil primer and use a oil finish OR

Hire a Pro that knows what they are doing.

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Yeah, I just go with what the homeowner tells me to do, cause they usually know what they are doing. They said to just paint it as is... I was thinking when they said that "this is a metal door... **** never looks right on metal"...

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I need some help. Painting this metal door in my house and the paint is constantly coming out splotchy and inconsistent. I've done it 3 times, hoping that the additional layers would even things out. NOT THE CASE.

So I've got options. I can go with an oil based primer and oil based paint, or I could try adding Floetrol to the latex based paint. Good idea, bad idea?

Any help would be GREAT.
Work on your application technique. Hunt down a 3/16 nap and use that. Floetrol coagulates inside it's container, once opened. There are better latex extenders.
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