Additive to paint that smoothes brush strokes?

john_trussvilleFebruary 17, 2009

I want to touch up our white kitchen cabinets & naturally want the touched up areas to be as inconspicuous as possible.

Recently heard someone on a radio do-it-yourself talk show

mention that there is an additive that you can add to paint that will smooth out the brush strokes. At the time I was in my car driving & couldn't write it down....and of course forgot the name.

Does anyone know what this is? And does it work?

Thanks!!

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mjsee

Was the product "Flotrol"? (or Penitrol for oil)

I've linked a "how to paint doors" article...looked pretty infromative.

melanie

Here is a link that might be useful: How to paint a door

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 2:40PM
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Faron79

A better additive is XIM's Latex-Xtender.

It's a much newer, Near-Zero VOC additive. Very nice stuff...and you need less of it, relative to Floetrol.
Floetrol can slightly yellow light colors over time.

Use a very top-notch brush too though!!

Faron

Here is a link that might be useful: XIM's Latex-Xtender info.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2009 at 11:22PM
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john_trussville

mjsee & faron79.....thanks for the tips!!!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 6:56PM
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mjsee

Thanks faron79.

I've never actually used floetrol...had just heard of it. May use that for my next big project...though I've never really had problems with brush marks.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 7:00PM
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mjsee

MEANT to say...may try the XIM for my next big project. I shouldn't post when under the influence of cold medicine...

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 7:01PM
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Faron79

Posting "under the influence...".
Is that gonna be called a "PUI"?!?!?

Kind of a "hidden hint" when doing projects like this...
* Don't "dust" with your paintbrush.
* Meaning...use long/even strokes, as opposed to quick back & forth motions that some infrequent painters use!

Faron

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 11:41PM
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terriks

Meaning...use long/even strokes, as opposed to quick back & forth motions that some infrequent painters use!

You mean like the people on DIY shows? They drive me crazy!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 9:45AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

terriks,
Yes!..Those people!

After they scrape the paint from the brush!

Michael

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 7:50AM
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