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Old 30-09-2012, 17:38   #1
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Altex paints...

Anybody had any experience with the above brand they want to share?
Number 2 & three hi-builds & elite two pack pu.
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Old 30-09-2012, 19:51   #2
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Re: Altex paints...

FWIW,

I used Altex Elite brushable on my deck... rolled and tipped. I'm not a skilled painter, and I found it very hard to control as conditions changed. Getting the correct amount of thinner in teh mix was difficult for me, and it flashed off from the roller tray (even with a lid on it) very rapidly. Result was that the finish gloss was very uneven, there were some runs, and it looks pretty amateurish. I did learn a bit about the job, but don't know that I learned enough that I'd expect much better results the next time.

The gloss on the better parts has held up well for nearly three years now, and if you apply the ten foot rule it doesn't look all that bad!

If you watch a pro paint it looks easy...!

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Old 30-09-2012, 20:35   #3
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Re: Altex paints...

I am using this paint on my cat build,the white gloss and mat have been a pleasure to work with as i am rolling it on.I am also using colors like tangerine and saffron that are a lot trickier to apply for some reason with a roller.Tipping off with a soft broad brush is essential with the colored paints to avoid tiny bubbles forming,this does not happen with the white paint.
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Re: Altex paints...

Thanks guys.
I hear a lot of ambivalence/negativity about the brand & rarely anything positive.
The reps are real upbeat and helpful about Altex products, & its accessible; but I guess you have got to expect that. Problem here for the amateur is that the name brands are pretty much inaccessible. Seems they only want to take money from boat builders. Weird! Called a big chandlery here and they couldn't give me sh$t on awlgrip even tho' they stock the antifoul.
Hempel is avail. as well, but no testimonials & its a bit of a diversion at 7:1...???
What is with that?
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Old 17-11-2012, 19:05   #5
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Re: Altex paints...

Have used the Elite brushing urethane, pretty simple to apply even for a newby to painting. Not 100% perfect (didn't expect that) but a pretty good result once to stand back from it. They even have a utube clip on their AYB website showing a step by step guide to doing a repaint.
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