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Tips Spraying Low Absorbency Base Coat from Scott Porter...

Scott Porter, of Porter Design Works in Minneapolis, MN, is a traveling painter offering design services beyond painting. This month, he shares how he utilizes the Proceed Low Absorbency Base Paint in his business, allowing him to simplify, earn more money and beautify his clients’ homes all at the same time… 
"We use the Proceed Low Absorbency Base Coat when base coating cabinetry and furniture. We also mix some of the Proceed plasters with it to come up with a thicker or crustier background.  
We use a Graco 395 or 495 airless sprayer with a #308 (fine finish) tip. This may seem like a small tip but I feel you can get a finer finish and it will lay down like glass. I haven't had any luck spraying Low Absorbency Base Coat with HVLP. It doesn't like the introduction of the "air". However I have never seen any paint lay down so smooth like this with the airless. 
We have been finishing cabinets for 15 years. As trends change we continually work on coming up with new ideas.  
It has great bond and it doesn't sag very easily. When you spray, it gives more confidence in spraying very technical sections of cabinets or woodwork. I also like the freedom to make whatever color I need. I will mix half deep tone and half pastel for a medium base.  
I like to put a coat of Bulls Eye Water Base primer on before I spray Low Absorbency Base Coat. It dries flat and allows the base coat to dry relatively fast. Together they bond extremely well. The #308 airless tip is the ticket."
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