Generally, 2 coats means with the proper dry time between coats as per manufactures specs. I know this was discussed on CT awhile back and wet on wet is not 2 coats.:no:
Never said anything about anybody being better or not as good, it just sounded different then what I ment.I was simply trying to distinguish the difference when you have to hit the millage.I have done a lot of painting and at one time painted commercially, but I am out of the business. I would have a hard time complaining about this job. I have had two rolled coats that did not look as thick. And I could not find any drips, sags or overspray. It looks like this kid knew how to handle a spray gun. On the other hand, I feel cheated, because everything I know says two thin coats are better than one heavy coat.
Not the best choice for spraying walls. I am surprised he ever got done.He used a hvlp system with latex.
shh, don't let him know that hvlp is no good. He might learn how to be profitable.:jester:Not the best choice for spraying walls. I am surprised he ever got done.
Did the "kid" charge you by the hour, or was it a bid?
There is a well known standard joke that I could apply to this statement if this wasn't a family affair.And everybody knows 2 thin ones are better than 1 thick one.
...QFT... everybody knows 2 thin ones are better than 1 thick one.
yeah, I purposely tried to find a very old thread and give it some CPR. Kinda bored with the current banter.:jester:You guys do know that this is a three year old thread right?
There ya go.yeah, I purposely tried to find a very old thread and give it some CPR. Kinda bored with the current banter.:jester:
Doh.You guys do know that this is a three year old thread right?
No, it's still one coat. For paint, you must wait anywhere from 2 to 4 hours minimum (depending on product) before you "recoat" it. That's two coats, waiting for it to dry, then re-applying. That's the correct way of applying paint and what the companies want you to do. STAINS, are different. Most companies want one coat for oil stains. But you also want to apply as much material as the wood will soak up. So, for stains (exterior) I always tell people if it needs a second (coat) or more material, apply the stain "wet on wet" It's essentally one coat, just like the company recommends, but you're getting enough material on, and the wood is still taking the stain. It's SO WRONG to apply oil stain wet on dry, i can't stress this enough. Once stain is dry, it create a formidable skin, and eliminates penetration. Does anybody here also run into painters and argue about the whole wet on wet vs wet on dry oil stain application?Is it reasonable for a painter to say he is going to spray on two exterior coats by going up and down with a gun and then back and forth? Does it count as two coats if the second one goes on over a wet first one? It looks like he got a lot of paint on the wall. I can't find any thin spots. He used a hvlp system with latex.