Mine is rolled on but I didn't use latex on the aluminum.I have decided to use a quality latex house paint on my airplane.
If you want to make the brush or roller marks lay down and disappear, use an additive called Flowtrol. They make one for oil base and latex so make sure you get the correct type. You will be glad you used it.I have decided to use a quality latex house paint on my airplane.
If any of you have used this for yours did you use any fabric sealer or primer first or just start applying coats of paint?
Thanks. I have 2 decks that needs help. I'll check the PPG out. Wife's honey do list.I used Acrylic on the deck last week. Thinned it 1:1 with water and no brush marks after it dried. Sprayed it with a $7 weed sprayer and brushed it in. The spray was more like splatter but worked. Used PPG lifetime deck stain from Home Depot. Very thick so must be thinned but can said don't thin.
I would never be happy with that mylar unless I had some way of shrinking it or mechanically tensioning it.OK, so exterior worked for you. I know people refer to 'housepainting' aircraft so much, I just didn't know.
My wing section (pictured) will be using 0.9mm 2 ply birch veneer on the LE. The LE may end up with tensioned mylar as well, or if painted well, it will just be bare. I am using certain 3m tapes: 355, F9473PC (2 sided film) and 468MP (same but weaker), plus BradyID polyester floor tape located between the wood LE and the other tapes. While my description may be elusive, it will bear similarity to the Lazair ultralight.
My main reason for considering wrapping the LE in mylar as well, is to not have a leading region exposed to peel tendencies. But, if the surface energy works out right, I may be able to not mylar the LE. I.e. automotive paint has very strong adhesion to tapes, and is acrylic or urethane... If the high gloss housepaint comes out similar, then I can trust it for the floor tape to engage to.
I am leaning toward high gloss Sherwin Williams interior/exterior paint + floetrol + sanding sealer
The model below has mylar over the LE and has a few techniques experimented with in one model, plus lack of compression prevention bracing, so there are wrinkles, nonetheless it is representative of the picture below.
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