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Offline Justin F.

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Penetrol
« on: July 24, 2008, 03:51 PM »
What's the good, the bad, and the ugly of this stuff ?  I've only heard good things about it , but there must be some trade off.  I just want to use it in exterior oil-based primers to help it flow better.


Justin
« Last Edit: July 24, 2008, 03:52 PM by jaegerhund »
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Offline John Stegall

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Re: Penetrol
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 04:47 PM »
It will definitely make it flow better. I had to finish a shelving unit a week before a Super Bowl game and it was cold so I asked my local Sherwin Williams rep. There was a painter there at the time and he said get Penetrol and it worked just fine. Follow the directions fairly closely though as I have  heard too much causes some problems but I do not remember what.

John

Offline Justin F.

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Re: Penetrol
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 04:58 PM »
Thanks John -- I have heard that it can cause a decrease in gloss -- but this isn't an issue for me.   The low VOC primers they are using these days just don't seem to flow very well , even the high grade stuff --- .


Justin

P.S.  John, did they sell it at the Sherwin Williams store ?  I have an account with those guys.

Change of topic:   I spent a little time on the Guadalupe in Kerrville a couple of summers ago  --- beautiful place -- you are a lucky man.



« Last Edit: July 24, 2008, 05:06 PM by jaegerhund »
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Offline Taos

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Re: Penetrol
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 10:28 PM »
I use penetrol with ALL interior oil based paints. I usually prefer Benjamin Moores Impervo satin interior oil trim paint. I know if you put too much Penetrol in a lighter color it can very slightly darken it, very very slightly.