Ralph Lauren (River Rock) paint, anyone have application tips?

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  1. Ron-P

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    My wife and I bought 5 gallons for our Master Bedroom. The finished looked is outstanding, we love it. But, it is very difficult to apply.
    Anyone have some helpful tips.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
  2. Joe McCabe

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    What I've learned about this type of stuff is that you just have to suffer through it.
    I did River Rock in my Family Room, "Suede" on one full wall in the Living Room, and a Colorwash in the Theater.
    All were very time consuming.
    By the way, did you panic after the first coat, like I did?? [​IMG]
    I thought I destroyed my wall!!
     
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    Haven't applied it yet. We're set to go a week from this Saturday.
    How'd it turn out Joe?
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  4. Joe McCabe

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    Everything turned out great,we really love the look, but that first coat looked liked a NIGHTMARE!!!!
    So if yours does too, don't panic.
    Also, with the Suede, after you do your first coats with a roller, you do the final with a criss-cross motion, using a 3 inch brush. Until the final coat fully dries, you can see ALL of your brush stokes, and it too looks awful. But once it dried everything looked really cool.
    I had lots of scary moments with the Ralph Lauren paints!!
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  5. Ron-P

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    Good to know. I've heard about the nightmare and been warned. Yet the results seem to be excellent. We are not doing any suede, just the River Rock.
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     

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