Painting Fine Paints of Europe on Seattle Residence Video

May 19, 2012

Installation & testing footage of Eco alykd modified water reduced paint.
Read more about Eco Paint from the official site for Fine Paints of Europe.


John Shearer: There are holdings right there…right?

Robin Daly: Is that good or bad?

Scott McMurray: Well, I wanna see how it holds on itself. Like, you know, ‘cause this is what we already have a coat on. And you can see there was a run right here. So, we’ll see if this hangs right there.

JS: No, no, I think that was –

SM: That was from before, when Amy brushed it.

JS: Got it.

Andy Sewrey: We’ll see what it looks like in a little bit. Just back-brushing, just to see.

SM: But, you know, when Andy…

JS: Well, let’s create a run. With a brush, in a corner, as a control. But Andy doesn’t want a run, though.

AS: Oh, it will. Give it time. Just playing with it.

SM: How’s it feel? When you back-brush it? Is it sticky?

AS: It feels like paint.

SM: Would you come right here? I don’t want to go on top of this, k? C’mere.

JS: Yeah, it’s much darker here, where it’s drying.

RD: Good.

AS: So, see here, Robin, how it’s, like, actually getting in to the little stuff.

RD: Mm-hmm, yeah, I do.

AS: See here? If this was, like, standard, 100% acrylic –

JS: I think this stuff goes a long way.

RD: Well, when I was laying the samples on it with a brush, naturally, I had to kind of –

JS: I think you definitely have to prime it.

RD: – and this, you’re not –

JS: – in a tinted primer. Like, once David masks here – maybe just the very bottom part, just a little extra…?

AS: Oh, is he – he’s masking right now?

SM: Yeah, it’s not sticking. Shoulda got duct tape.

JS: Let’s just spray it, one time. And then, at the end, add, like, the equivalent of two coats on one area.

AS: Hey, Scott?

SM: Yes?

AS: Can you get a razor-knife and cut the fin off the box?

JS: That brush-out, Andy, is like, 5 times the material.

AS: Oh, I know. I’m actually trying to spray it light, just to see…

JS: I think that you’re doing it adequately. I think that that’s the best practice.

AS: Yeah, c’mere. Check this out.

SM: Have you seen what the sheen’s like when this stuff dries?

RD: I know.

SM: That’s what I wouldn’t wanna back-brush it. I’d be concerned about –

JS: What are you looking for when you’re doing a mask job? Why mask?

SM: In short, we’re looking to not get paint on anything that’s not supposed to get painted. We’re starting off today with the windows…these are aluminum-frame windows. So, we’re going around with a perimeter line of tape, and then we’re gonna put plastic through the inside, and then we’ve gotta go back and place individual pieces of tape to do what we kinda call a French cut…

What we’re doing right now is laying out heavy weight canvas dropcloths to protect the grass and grounds around the area that we’re going to spray from the overspray when we put the paint at high pressure through this hose and gun.

JS: What’s wrong with the blue tarps at Costco?

SM: You know, the problem with the blue tarps at Costco is that they don’t let the plants and the grounds underneath breathe at all. So, as you put those over, they can kill the plantlife underneath. That’s one. The second one is they’re slick. So, as our painters are setting up ladders, those blue dropcloths will slide back and forth on the ground. Whereas, the canvas dropcloths that are more porous have a better ability to have traction on the ground.

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