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Offline DynaGlide

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Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« on: July 01, 2019, 03:58 PM »
I'll be painting some interior bare wood shutters (hopefully) next week with a Fuji MM 5 turbine. I've built them using Basswood. I'm a complete novice to finishing and am hoping someone can point me to a product that won't require a lot of fussing to get good results. Preferably something I can go grab at Woodcraft when I'm ready.

I've read enough threads to know it can get really technical but I figure with the 5 turbine and stock needle I should be able to just go at it. Do I need to prime them before I get into the finish coat(s)? I realize I may be oversimplifying but I'm hoping someone can just say go buy this, test it out, and get to work. Nothing fancy color wise just need them bright white to match interior trim which has yet to be painted, but will end up similar color.
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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 04:38 PM »
Sherwin Williams Kem Aqua or Kem Aqua Plus with the matching SW primer. Read the SW Product data sheet before using. Doesn't get much easier especially with the unit you will be using.

Offline mrFinpgh

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Re: Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 06:45 PM »
I've read enough threads to know it can get really technical but I figure with the 5 turbine and stock needle I should be able to just go at it. Do I need to prime them before I get into the finish coat(s)? I realize I may be oversimplifying but I'm hoping someone can just say go buy this, test it out, and get to work. Nothing fancy color wise just need them bright white to match interior trim which has yet to be painted, but will end up similar color.

Depending on what you have available :

SW: Kem Aqua
BM: Duralaq

If you can't get those, Target coatings (online) pigmented lacquer is a good option to get familiar with.

All should be easy to spray without much work. 


Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Seeing as they are interior shutters you can use KA+.

The brightest white you will get is the E64 W 520 Surfacer. It is far brighter than any top coat white.

You can spray on a couple of coats of Surfacer, sanding with 240 between coats, sand the final coat of Surfacer with 320.

Top coat the Surfacer with clear KA+ in the sheen of your choice. I would use MRE if you want matte, BRE if you want satin.

Depending on the gun you have it came with a 1.3 needle/nozzle set or a 4H set. Either will work. The Surfacer is heavier bodied, you’ll be out a full turn on the needle at full fan. The clear about 25% needle.

Now for the problems——Surfacer only comes in a 5, you’ll have to call the Products Finish store to see if they’ll pour off a gallon. They’ll do the same with the clear.

Expect to pay 80ish a gallon.

If you’re near Richmond I can get ahold of someone I know, they may have some extra on the shelf.

If you were near Colorado Springs, I could give you a quart or 2 of each.

Tom

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 07:15 PM »
Check with Sherwin-Williams Commercial Paint Store, 14310 Sullyfield Circle #50, Chantilly 20151, (703) 802-9591.  They "may" have some, but not likely. 
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Bright white paint for shutters to use in Fuji MM5?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 08:02 PM »
You guys are awesome. I'll look into all your suggestions in the morning post coffee and post any follow up questions I have.
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