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Old 01-08-2012, 08:59   #1
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can you paint too much?

i'm painting my bootstripe with pettit easypoxy. i've got enough paint to put on maybe five or six coats. but is that too much?

i wont be keeping the paint afterwards so i may as well put it on, right? i am putting on thin coats, as pettit recommends....
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:45   #2
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Re: can you paint too much?

Check with the manufacturer...they'll be keen to have their product perform the way they intended it, and also to avoid claims. In writing is best...
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Re: can you paint too much?

Short answer is yes you can to much. i your case 5-6 coats should not be an issue if you do not have too many coats on before you start. makes sure the paint is fully dry before putting to much on as most paints dry by evaporation if the first coats are not fully dry and you over coat they may never fully cure. Follow the manufactures instructions and you should be fine.
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Re: can you paint too much?

i put the question to pettit and got their answer back by email.

'put on two coats and save the rest'.

short and sweet. but i think i'll still put on at least three coats.....
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Re: can you paint too much?

I sand between coats to knock down the high spots, which helps it to have more of a mirror finish. Once the low spots are filled and the high spots are knocked down, that is as good as it is going to get.
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Re: can you paint too much?

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i put the question to pettit and got their answer back by email.

'put on two coats and save the rest'.

short and sweet. but i think i'll still put on at least three coats.....
You should probably listen to the manufacterers advice, thinner is better when it comes to topcoat. Apply just enough for coverage and no more.
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Re: can you paint too much?

Yep, other than barrier coat, too thick a paint film causes failure.
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