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blakeas

03:25AM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
7 lifetime posts
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I am painting my dining room in the Ralph Lauren Cheyenne Rock Suede paint - I am running into some problems though, I am using a regular roller and brush for the corners. I have put 3 coats on so far using the rollers and I am getting lines when it dries, I noticed it on the first coat so on the 2nd coat i used the roller to put the paint on and then i used the roller again lightly and that seemed to help. But when i use the brush for the corners and near the top of where the wall meets the trim, when it dries, I can see the brush strokes - So I have put on 3 coats now and it still looks bad? Any suggestions on where to go from here? Should i get different rollers (foam?) or should i just use the X technique? Thanks for your help in advance! You can email me instructions to [email protected] if you would like. Thanks Again!

MrPaint

03:45PM | 03/03/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
First - are you doing Suede or River Rock? Both are two coat products. With River Rock you roll both coats - with Suede you roll the first coat - and BRUSH THE SECOND COAT - YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BRUSH MARKS - THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE SUEDE!

Regardless - two of the reasons you are likely having trouble with this is:

1. You need to use the RL roller - it was designed to apply these finishes. Regular rollers don't work.

2. You obviously didn't read the application directions. These products apply very differently than broadwall paint - if you don't follow the directions (and by your description of what you have done - you didn't) - they won't work.

Go to the RL website - RLHOME.POLO.COM - Read and print the directions for your finish - THEN WATCH THE VIDEO THERE TO SEE HOW IT IS DONE!

Mr. Paint

blakeas

02:17AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
7 lifetime posts
Thanks for replying! I am using the Suede finish paint - Cheyenne Rock, Rl# SU22. I went back last night and put another coat on using the technique polo suggested with a 3" brush using random X-strokes. It looks ok - I was just wondering if there is a way to apply this paint and not be able to see brush strokes but I guess that is what you are saying that makes the suede finish. So on my next wall i will get the RL roller. Is there another roller I can get other than a "Ralph Lauren" roller? Something comparable in **********? Thanks for your input! Constructive Criticism is exactly what i need!

blakeas

05:07AM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
7 lifetime posts
It has been suggested to me that I buy a sprayer to do this job. Then i would get a less random appearance and it would be more uniform. Do you suggest that? And if so, what type of sprayer do you recommend? I Cant afford much so which one would be economical but still do the job correctly. Just wondering if that gritty material would harm the sprayer though..............

retisin

02:43PM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
What is goal in painting this room?Getting the look or a solid color,it sounds like you are wanting a solid color painted room,you can't use a sprayer to get the suede look you are looking for.

If you want to spray the room go rent one for about $40.00 and get a color you like.

MrPaint

04:07PM | 03/04/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
blakeas........follow the directions - as I told you - it is supposed to have brush marks - have you ever seen suede that didn't have marks?

The RL roller works better than any other - believe me - I have tried many many others - nothing works as well.

Lastly - you absolutely cannot spray suede! The beads in it will tear a sprayer up - assuming you can get it through the tip! If you rent a commercial airless sprayer and try this you will be paying to rebuild it (big$$$).

As Retisin says - if you like the color - but want an even finish - call 1-800-379-POLO - they will give you a broadwall (regular) paint color that is close to Cheyenne Rock. You can then just roll over the suede you have there and you are done

Mr. Paint

blakeas

02:42AM | 03/11/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
7 lifetime posts
I am happy with my finish - i did two more coats of the x technique and it turned out fine - But what originally i had planned in my head seeing the swatch of the Cheyenne Rock - it looked to me that i could put this paint on even and just have the texture on the wall and not that "suede" look - I was going for more of an even finish with that texture - That is what i was trying to say - But the suede finish looks great!

blakeas

02:48AM | 03/11/04
Member Since: 03/02/04
7 lifetime posts
I used the suede paint in my dining room and I have just finished that. I have also painted my living room with a regular Glidden paint (Oyster White) with an eggshell finish. However i want to make one of the walls an accent wall. I want to use the colorwash technique that my decorator suggested. I have painted the wall in Oyster white (a khaki color) and now I want to colorwash it with another color. Does anyone have the procedure for this? I read a phamplet in ********** that i will need some glaze and mix that with water and the paint and brush that on kinda like what i did with the suede paint in a X-technique. Can anyone give me some insight?

MrPaint

04:11AM | 03/13/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
blakeas.........go to THD and get a Ralph Lauren Techniques brochure. In the back you will find directions for doing a color wash........

Remember to keep color wash tone on tone - they look better (I think anyway) when they are subtle.......

Mr. Paint

forced347

05:19AM | 03/26/04
Member Since: 11/12/02
7 lifetime posts
I just finished my room with the suede paint and am very very happy. I bought the brushes and followed the directions and the finished product is better than I ever expected.

Here are a few pictures of the finished product.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/forced347/drapes.jpg

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/forced347/living1.jpg
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