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Old 08-28-2011, 09:08 PM   #1
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Been doing a ton of reading and seem to get more confused. I normally don't touch anything to do with paint but im going to give painting my place a shot. Its mostly trim that I will be painting. Gonna brush it on and would like to keep brush marks to a min. Looking for the glass finish. Any recommendations. I know oil is most likely the way to go but is it safe to use in the home with a pregnant wife?

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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I've been using Benjamin Moore Eco Spec in my house with great results. The Eco Spec is a waterborne, low VOC paint. I brushed it on trim and it covered very well. It dries quickly but brush strokes evened out pretty well. I happen to like a little brush mark on my trim. I'm not a fan of silky smooth sprayed trim.

I have 4 young kids and with all this concern about off-gasing, it will be the only paint I use on my house from now on.

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Try pro classic from SW. It's a latex product but performs like oil. It's also expensive, but you get what you pay for.
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I think it is all in the primer.
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Then use prep-rite.
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I think it is all in the primer.
used 123 thinned with floetrol
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used 123 thinned with floetrol
Straight 123 is what I've used for a long time on interior projects. It's also what I use prime cuts on exterior trim etc.
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picked up some sw proclassic this morning. did 2 coats on my stairs. Learning curve isnt the word. Wow. The first coat no runs , second coat was a nightmare. I went a little wet and brushed it out pretty good, halfway down the stairs and runs all over the place. once it dries gonna sand it out and touch up. I cant really say I dislike it b/c its my first time using the stuff. Have a ton more trim to paint so hopefully I get the hang of it.

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