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Old 02-26-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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The ceilings that we have been spraying with the airless seam to becoming out uneven in appearence. You would think that with the spray the finish would look the best. We are coating with a flat but it appears both shinny and flat. I think it may be going on too dry and was thinking of thinning. Any sugestions?
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The ceilings that we have been spraying with the airless seam to becoming out uneven in appearence. You would think that with the spray the finish would look the best. We are coating with a flat but it appears both shinny and flat. I think it may be going on too dry and was thinking of thinning. Any sugestions?
what are you using for primer ? Also, back roll your ceilings.
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Yuo you make no mention of back rolling.... Its a must for any spray application ..
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The ceilings that we have been spraying with the airless seam to becoming out uneven in appearence. You would think that with the spray the finish would look the best. We are coating with a flat but it appears both shinny and flat. I think it may be going on too dry and was thinking of thinning. Any sugestions?
What top coat do you use?
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We have been using Benjamin Moore primer which we backroll. Also BM flatt and have both with and without backrolling. I beleive the finish coat was BM Eco-spec
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We have been using Benjamin Moore primer which we backroll. Also BM flatt and have both with and without backrolling. I beleive the finish coat was BM Eco-spec
try SuperSpec primer and top coat. I haven't any problems with this system.
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I take it you are backrolling all coats?. Thanks for all your help so far. Everything elseworks so well this ceiling issue is just driving me crazy.
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ScotiaDawg are you from Nova Scotia???
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ScotiaDawg are you from Nova Scotia???
Guilty as charged sir ! and yep we backroll everything we spray, well except for trim/doors
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BM flatt and have both with and without backrolling. I beleive the finish coat was BM Eco-spec
I backroll every coat this may be where your issue lies.. Shoot another coat and backroll, that is what I would do..

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I backroll every coat this may be where your issue lies.. Shoot another coat and backroll, that is what I would do..
looks like it. if you spray you gotta backroll. But the primer may not be sealing the ceiling also..
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We have been using Benjamin Moore primer which we backroll. Also BM flatt and have both with and without backrolling. I beleive the finish coat was BM Eco-spec
I'm not to familiar with Eco spec but I have used super spec and never had an issue...i just use two coats of flat, we don't use drywall primer and we don't back roll any ceilings, we back roll walls half the time (some jobs require it and some don't)
Not knowing how long you have been spraying and the pump and tip you use it's kinda hard to help with just a keyboard, your tip may be to small we use a 517-621 for flat...make sure you put a nice even amount of paint on, the shine may be coming from to little paint in that area
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backroll for bankroll!
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Well, hotdog. We're from PEI. Just back into it from a 15 year break. Son got out of the military and wanted to start a business so I'm back at it. Getting too old for this, just turned 63 and should be doing less instead of more. We're really busy especially for this time of year. What part of NS do you live??
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backroll for bankroll!
Have you had your 12 cups of coffee again this morning Mud ?. Take a few minutes and try to calm down, collect yourself, you're making me think too much on a sunday.
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We have been using Benjamin Moore primer which we backroll. Also BM flatt and have both with and without backrolling. I beleive the finish coat was BM Eco-spec
The new EcoSpec WB has slight sheen to it and is not good on large ceilings. I sprayed my own basement with it and I am not happy with the sheen or results. All we use now is K508 Ultra Flat from BM...it is really expensive to spray.
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Well, hotdog. We're from PEI. Just back into it from a 15 year break. Son got out of the military and wanted to start a business so I'm back at it. Getting too old for this, just turned 63 and should be doing less instead of more. We're really busy especially for this time of year. What part of NS do you live??
living in Canning right now, while we look for a suitable place to retire
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The ceilings that we have been spraying with the airless seam to becoming out uneven in appearence. You would think that with the spray the finish would look the best. We are coating with a flat but it appears both shinny and flat. I think it may be going on too dry and was thinking of thinning. Any sugestions?
Learn how to spray.

I mean seriously,whats with the fascination on this board with backrolling?

The only thing I basckroll is t111 siding,or new knockdown texture.

With todays smoother textured ceilings,backrolling is overkill,way overkill.

I' havent backrolled a ceiling since the 90's and I dont have anyone complaining,they look great,whats the problem with needing to backroll a ceiling?

If your ceilings are coming out shiny and flat,you've either got not enough primer,uneven spray application,crappy texture,or your putting way too much material on unevenly.

This **** aint supposed to be bulletproof,no need to drown the ceiling with paint,put it on even,overlap your fan properly,keep moving,learn how to do it,it aint rocket surgery.
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Learn how to spray.

I mean seriously,whats with the fascination on this board with backrolling?

The only thing I basckroll is t111 siding,or new knockdown texture.

With todays smoother textured ceilings,backrolling is overkill,way overkill.

I' havent backrolled a ceiling since the 90's and I dont have anyone complaining,they look great,whats the problem with needing to backroll a ceiling?

If your ceilings are coming out shiny and flat,you've either got not enough primer,uneven spray application,crappy texture,or your putting way too much material on unevenly.

This **** aint supposed to be bulletproof,no need to drown the ceiling with paint,put it on even,overlap your fan properly,keep moving,learn how to do it,it aint rocket surgery.
I agree back rolling just waste man hrs and material
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What I would do if I were you is try adding some Floetrol. Might fix that problem.
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