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Painting tongue and groove with Johnstone's Acrylic Satin

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by dominicstar, 30 May 2014.

  1. dominicstar

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    So I have got all my tongue and groove installed and will be picking up some tinted Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Satin this afternoon. Can I please get a little advice how to apply and what with, as I understand it is quite a bit harder to work with than oil based, but I want to get through it and have it dry quicker.

    I have seen a few threads where a 4" brush is recommended for painting wood, but the planks are only 9cm wide with a double groove (pic below) in them so this would be far too wide I think. I am thinking maybe a 2" brush to get in to the gaps and a roller to do the flat areas and join it all up - would this be a good method? Also, what type of roller cover would be needed?

    It is also pre primed wood, so is there any special preparation required above the usual?

     
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    Personally I would just use a 2" brush for the whole lot and not waste time trying to use a roller as well. However I'm not familiar with the paint you're using so can't comment on that part of your question.
     
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    I've painted loads of T&G panelling - just use a 2" brush.

    Cheers
    Richard
     
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    OK, I will try that on some scrap first. I was just worried about the quicker drying time as even pros on here and elsewhere say it dries very quickly and I am not so fast or skilled as they are.
     
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    Wet down first or add 5% water to the paint.

    Lay on quickly in sections and finish with a full stroke end to end.
     
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