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#1 posted 12-09-2019 04:53 AM

Great info. Thanks for sharing all of this!

Each time I talk to the folks at the local SW store they suggest I look at airless systems. Not the first time I’ve heard the recommendation but Im pretty set on not switching systems at this point. I ought to be able to get this to work – but it’s clear to me that I ought to get better about thinning and get more practice to improve my technique.

The one thing Im wondering about now though is how much paint to put down in one pass. It’s clear to me that thinner passes are the way to do it. But after doing the entire piece in one light pass, do you do another right away? Is it like applying urethane where you want a “wet” look? I was just doing some reading and they were suggesting doing multiple passed over the entire piece to get a coat that will settle – but to do so in many smaller passes. AKA – thin pass over the entire piece. Then start again, and again – as many times as you need to do in order to get a look that looks like it will settle. If thats the case – then I need to figure out how much one needs for it to level :)

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