SW 200 line is what I used on all ceilings, no need for top of the line for ceilings. More often than not a thinner paint will give better results and I hate when someone says lay it on thick. SW Problock latex is one of the best drywall primers I've used. They may have a deep base primer otherwise just make it as dark as possible. BM should have similar products. Haven't used BM in years, I use Pratt & Lambert now which is actually owned by SW.I've always used 3/8 for new work.
Nobody ever actually taught me how to paint with regards to industry standards. I learned how to cut and roll when I was really young and it's been something I could always due to make some money. My technique is great, or so I thought until I met flat black. I never drip, no roller marks or dry edges, I'm clean as can be, and I can cut a line straight as an arrow.
I never got any schooling on roller naps, which brush to use, mixology, or anything like that though. I've just been feeling it out over the last few years working for a GC. Now that I'm on my own I've been painting more and more so I'm slowly filling in my knowledge gaps.
Grey primer is a great suggestion. I'll definitely do that for the next one.
I've always used Ben Moore for everything. SW occasionally but really only their 200 line impresses me.
I've not painted with much else. It's just what I am used to. I don't have any issues with roller marks. Maybe someone that uses a two armed handle can help.I've been using my 18" Big Ben which is a two sided arm dealie. Would it be better you think to downgrade to a 12" with the shank for less even pressure?
This is getting pretty deep here. Pretty stoked to roll another black ceiling. hah
I've never used any kind of additives before. I just go 100% from the can.
I was thinking the same thing, over the weekend, painting my own house with Regal Select. It seems like it has less open time than I remember Aura having.Seems like these 100% acrylic's are drying faster every day ?
Unfortunately, Regal is being phased out for select in a lot of local places. I wouldn't really call it garbage, because it's great when it's done, it's just harder to work with. All the stuff I sprayed with a 210FF tip is mint.Unfortunately we're in the age where nobody plans for anything. Behr has been leading the charge on crappy paint that dries instantly for the last decade or so.
Admittedly, they've gotten better with the overall quality of their paint, but the open time has only gotten less and less.
For Eric, Regal Select is NOT the same as Regal. Bowing the to pressure put on them by Behr, Ben Moore is phasing out the old Regal line in favor of Regal Select which is garbage paint/primer to appeal to the HGTV crowd that wants everything done yesterday.
I mean honestly, how pressed for time are people that they need paint to dry in 10 minutes? Breathe, relax. It'll all be fine. Put a coat on, drink a beer, repeat. hah