My kid just called from college saying his roommate painted his window
frames with Sherwin-Williams gloss latex, and 8 hours later, there are
pretty large areas where the paint ran and forms drips (more like globs).
It's at the thick goo stage right now. Should they let it dry until it
hardens (if ever), and then razor blade it off & repaint the bad spots, or
what? I've never had this problem, so I don't know what to tell them.
I told them to use real paint, but they don't listen.
Cut it cleanly w/ a razor blade if can w/o smearing it too badly.
Otherwise, just wait a little longer and it will dry and can be cleaned
up then before it is terribly hard. A little scuff-sanding and all will
I sincerely doubt it was the paint; undoubtedly inexperienced painter.
I've used virtually every brand of paint known to man (at least in the
US) and frankly as far as application for equivalent price-point paints
of same type there's little to choose...you dab it on thick or drag a
brush over a hard edge and it's going to drip which what I'll bet
Sherwin Williams? You don't mean Sears, do you? I used SW only once,
exterior alkyd semi for trim. It was beautiful - the quality is
apparent when it is applied and long after. The difference between
cheap and good paint, even during application, is remarkable. Brushes
out beautifully, levels....just very good stuff.
I haven't handled the particular paint they're using. But they had it shaken
at the SW store, took it straight home and used it. They said it was about
as thick as canned gravy that had been warmed up. Devoe & Martin-Senour are
about 3 times thicker. You can practically ASK the paint to apply itself and
it will obey. I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but it's not much of
one. If you haven't used either of those two brands, you really don't know
what you're missing.
Same here. I've painted with it any a time and it's quite decent. If they
have 'runs' they had to use too much on the brush.
Amusing to me story. Room mate of mine many years ago tried to paint a
window frame. It had runs on it (old dried ones) so she tried to use too
much paint to fill them in! Yup, worse runs.
Sherwin Williams also makes Dutch Boy paint. Does that mean that Dutch
Boy is as good as Sherwin Williams, which is as good as Martin Senour?
The same parent company (whose name I forget) makes Milwaukee, Ridgid
and Ryobi power tools. So a Ryobi drill is as good as a Milwaukee?
On Thu, 08 Oct 2009 18:07:31 -0400, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
And possibly Black & Decker - at least I've seen B+D bench drills using
the same basic frame as Ryobi ones, with just a few minor detail changes.
Seems like it's getting harder and harder to shop around for a good
product these days because so many of them are sharing components (car
makers seem to have been good at this one for years) - which is all well
and good when they're *good* components...
That's because they are all made off-shore in Chinese"cottage"
factories. Doesn't matter who owns the name, who imports them, or what
name is on them.
They are very seldom even "designed" by the brand holder - much-less
built by them.
Different colour resin in the molds makes a different product case.
One brand might get better wire connecting the brushes, or perhaps a
better switch, if they are willing to pay a bit more than the other
brand - but then again, mabee not.
Considering that they are college students, I'd say the less they do,
the better. Let the paint cure, at least two weeks. Next time dad
visits the dorm (you do, don't you?), take along a razor scraper and
trim the drips. Don't want sharp objects in the hands of children :o)
Gloss latex? What color?
Only other alternative would be to try to remove all of the paint, not a
chore for children of any age :o)
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