The author sands new trimwork with 120-grit paper before filling holes and priming. Good dust collection streamlines the process.
Waterborne primers raise the grain, so once the primer has dried, he sands it with 150- to 180-grit paper to smooth out the surface. and prepare it for top-coating.
For production spraying of heavy-bodied waterborne trim paints, the author uses Graco’s Finish Pro 395 (A) air-assisted airless sprayer
Graco’s ProShot 18-volt cordless sprayer works well with waterborne primers and paints and is easy to clean afterward. It holds just a quart, though, so the author reserves it for smaller jobs.
Whether brushing, spraying, or rolling, the author strains all waterbornes — even freshly opened gallons — before using them.