Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd Paint – This article follows an article I published last year about the painting Benjamin Moore Advance. Read the first one here. I get emails almost daily about my opinion of this painting now that I’ve used it several times and I’ve lived with painting on pieces. If you want to know the details of this painting such as cost, ease of use, pros and cons, please read this first message.
My first reflections can be found in the original commentary, but here’s my current opinion on the use of Advance on furniture. Let me be very clear that these are my opinion and my experiences. Other people may have different opinions and experiences of me, and that’s great.
I welcome them, there are also other people who have found ways to use this painting successfully without the same problems as those before. I would also like to say that I love Benjamin Moore and that I am still a customer who uses his products.
Looking for the best painting, I tried to find the best pictures in April 2015 after reading good things about painting online and the recommendations of BM staff. I crossed the crotch and bought a gallon of standard white very brightly. My first experience was pretty good and a few months later I bought a difference colour for another furniture project.
Having initially written about the use of paint on this dresser (my first project with advance notice), I received a lot of messages from people who had also used lead up and had bad stories, although of course, Good Experiences, Like me. I listened but hoped these things didn’t apply to everyone. After painting the salsa buffet, I was no longer a big fan of Advance.
I’ve had problems with crazy orange skin (even with dilution), coverage, healing and durability. Now I had next to no problem with the white paint, but the saturated color of salsa was a very different story.
I made last attempt at Advance last October, painting a credit of 9 drawers from the middle of the century. The room went well and I didn’t have the same problems as salsa. It took a little more time to heal and not be sticky, but it eventually healed. I also painted my mother’s chimney coat with the bright white.
Advance and never had a problem with her sticky appearance. Objects persist for months, and when they are picked up, they don’t stay at all. So to say all that, that I’ve had good and bad experiences. In some cases, the colour seemed to be an excellent option and sometimes it didn’t offer the quality I was looking for.
In the end, I would say this painting is not the best thing for furniture. There are other colours and finishes that offer superior quality (in my opinion). When it comes to an element, like a piece of furniture that sees more wear and tear, a permanent finish is needed. I always recommend General Finishes ‘ acrylic milk paints and high-performance layers. While trying to get rid of the finished coats, I tried oil paintings. There will be a post later about my experience with this.
What this color is good for surfaces that don’t see as much traffic high. More specifically, the areas where things are not defined. Shapes, shapes, chimney frames, doors, etc. would be excellent candidates for this product. This can even work for the frame of a piece of furniture (side, foot and drawer separators), as these areas are not used very heavily, such as furniture panels.
I was asked a question about using a finishing coat with Benjamin Moore Advance. As I said at the beginning of this post, I try to eliminate the finishing layers to save time (2 to 3 varnish color, 2 to 3 layers of poly, takes time!). I think a fur from finish could help me solve my two biggest problems and worries about this painting and durability.