That was our experience too, except we second coated with the semigloss the next day once we saw how the satin looked. We probably won’t touch the product again in either sheen. I do think it cures to a hard finish eventually, just a slow cure.I recently did a job with this paint. I used the low luster. It was terrible. It didn't cure well after a week. Came off with a fingernail. And the finish was rough like ceiling paint. The Behr enamel the client used one the downstairs trim herself was waaaay better and I ended up finishing the job with it. Maybe a bad can, so I'm gonna get some comped to me to test in my house.
CC sprays well if you lay the doors flat. I had issues with runs on the vertical surface of the boxes. I checked back and it didn't run after 15 minutes, but returned the next day with several runs I had to sand out and paint over. It definitely has a learning curve much like Advance.I prefer CabinetCoat to the emerald urethane as well.
Semi Gloss feels dry, like touching chalk.You need to clean and sand for prep at least. Do not use the satin. Use the semigloss.
The satin is the flattest, ugliest satin enamel I have ever seen.
It seems soft too, but may cure enough with time. Not hard after 24 hours. We ended up doing the semigloss for the second coat.
Welcome to PT. This website has a habit of recommending old threads, so make sure to check if the thread is still active.Semi Gloss feels dry, like touching chalk.
I used some this week, both spraying and rolling.Hi. I started using the SW Emerald Urethane in semi gloss. Won't be using it for long. I hate the way it feels and for a semi gloss, it's more like a satin. Debating if I will switch to BM satin impervo, cabinet coat or SW Emerald Urehtane in gloss. I've never used cabinet coat and see it mentioned a lot on this site as being able to use over oil based paint. Painting base boadrs, door trim and eventually doors that are currently painted with Behr oil.
how much did you thin the SW-EU to spray out the fuji? Add any flo?The Emerald Urethane definitely has a place in my practice...I've sprayed roughly 10 gallons since it was first released a few months back. It flows beautifully through my airless sprayer - and I've also finally figured out how to get desired result through my fuji HVLP. (1.8mm Tip 15% dil Ammonia Free Glass)
First time I used it was over All Surface Enamel on a door (w/2 coats Bin). Finish was defect free but client didn't like. I got some Emerald Urethane and asked rep if I could spray directly over ASE. He says no problem.
Sprayed it. No sags. Looked perfect. Then about 300 little pimples presented on each face of door. Graco blamed SW and SW blamed Graco. Rep agreed to test my batch.
Then I started spraying same batch through my Fuji HVLP and got a defect free finish, when applied over a freshly primed substrate. So I figured out the hard way. I find it very forgiving when it comes to Sags. I can get extremely greedy with speed of my passes and it holds well. Its build is thin to modest, at best...and will expose a 150 grit "scratch" on certain substrates....So I absolutely love the rich finish but have to apply 2 coats BIN, apply a heavy coat of Premium W&W which builds depth bigtime, and then I spray two coats of the Urethane. If you spray this over 2 coats of Bin only, the finish appearance is inferior to that of 2 coats of bin plus Premium W&W. Furthermore, I have sprayed some other vendors water based primers that I know are good in place of Premium W&W and it doesn't look as sexy.
What I find extremely curious about SW's positioning of this product (Trim & Exterior) is that it doesn't like water....at all. After 7 days, i tried using both warm tap water as well as Warm Tap Water w/ Blue Dawn to clean some pesky construction dust. It left marks where microfiber towel was...and the marks don't resolve.
So now I've been topcoating my doors and casing lately with a 2 part poly (Ultra Matte) over the Semi Gloss and it looks badass and is bulletproof. The first time I top coated it was 24 hours after my finish coat. Widespread poly cracks everywhere which I assume was out-gassing but damn, 24 hours. So now I wait 72 hours and no issues.