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Thinning brightside

Post by btldigger on January 5th 2008, 9:06 pm

Thought some might find this useful. I have done 2 projects with brightside. The first was all spray with a hvlp gun the latest I rolled the primer then had to go back to spraying. The 2 thinners it says use are 313 which is probably mineral spirits, used when brushing. The other is 216 which is xylene this thinner will speed up the dry time. It works well for spraying might work good for rolling too if you are quick with a roller.
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Post by cyberized on February 11th 2008, 1:30 pm

When rolling with Brightside please tell me what proportion of Thinner to Paint did you find "just right"?

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Post by ddavidv on February 19th 2008, 8:24 am

Not an easy question to answer for me. Here's how I did it.
I'd pour paint in the roller pan, enough to reach to the 'incline' part of the pan. I found that putting too much in was a waste; the paint would start to thicken again before I could get it all applied. So I made many small batches.
I then poured brushing liquid into the cap of the can it came in and dumped that in, plus a little more. My 'precision measuring' was a sloppy, overflowing capful of the thinner. lmao
Basically, it takes a little practice to get it right. If you are getting runs, the paint is too thin. Consistency of whole milk or a little thicker is probably best. With Brightside you don't need to thin it nearly as much as with the other rust brands. Less is more! I did the roll and tip method and got excellent results on the sides. On the top, I had pretty harsh hunidity so the paint tended to dry before it levelled completely. If it's cooler/less humid I think it would have turned out perfect. But, I was in a rush. huh
Still, it looks pretty darn good without any further finish work.
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Post by megaglow_z on February 23rd 2008, 2:23 am

Good info!! looks like im going to end up spraying brightside...
I was going to roll the rustoleum, and rattle can the door jambs/hard to reach places, but the brightside does not come in a spray can.
So if i have to buy an hvlp gun, I might as well spray it.....
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