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Re: BMW blue?

I concur with the below, with one possible exception....the primers.  It all
depends what you are priming.  If the wood is exterior and heavily weathered
then you need to go with oil for the better penetration.  If, however, the
wood is smooth, sanded, not punky....or new....then latex primers are the
way to go (for me).  The latex isn't made to penetrate as much as the oil
but does a bang up job on new wood and anything that is sound, not soft.  It
does it without the odor and dries in an hour.

If you do use oil i suggest a real respirator, not a dust mask.....and this
is regardless of whether the window is open or even if you are outside.  If
you use it for a little while you will have a nasty headache.  I don't even
open the (oil) can without putting on my mask.  I don't need any cheap highs
followed by a nasty lingering headache.

Oh....i paint houses for a living some 20 years...when i'm not riding.


> the big house brand paints are average at best.  go to a Sherwin Williams,
> or a Kwal Howeells or whatever.  A professional paint place.
> a.  the paint will be WAAYYYY better.  (coverage, flow, etc)
> b.  the additional cost will be minimal.  the cost of painting isnt' the
> paint, it's the labor
> c.  Just bring in your badge and have them make the color, it will match
> and each gallon will match the other gallons.
> d.  I've found latex primers to be pretty much worthless.  The oil based
> primers are a total pain, they get everywhere, heck to cleanup, etc, but
> for actual priming?  they are amazing.
> Ever notice how you never see professional painters at Lowe's, Home Depot,
> local version of, but they all work at professional paint stores?
> exactly.
> Brian
> who's spent way too much time painting and remodeling instead of riding.
> r11rt garage queen.
> > Karl,
> >
> > I certainly don't want to start a house paint thread, but I painted the
> > garage and a couple of rooms recently. The Behr paint was really
> difficult
> > to work with, especially painting ceilings. If you have a Lowe's in your
> > area, I strongly recommend their house brand, Varathane. Much better
> > coverage, much easier to apply without runs, drips, etc. And, it is less
> > expensive.
> > BTW, the Kills latex-based primer is also much easier to work with than
> > their oil-based primer. It doesn't splatter and run like the oils.
> >
> > No commercial interest in either, just a user.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Bob Covey
> > Thousand Oaks CA
> > 96 R1100RT  Very Red
> >
> > There is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
> >
> > ------------------------------
> >
> > Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 16:45:58 -0700
> > From: Karl Johnson <karljohnson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: BMW blue?
> >
> > <SNIP>
> >
> > I'm going to use Behr paint from Home Depot, but they can match about
> > any major brand's color.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Karl
> > '94 pearl white R11RS
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