Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobN54 Doesn't do anything
I tried this in SW Superpaint flat wall paint because in an air-conditioned space, the paint was not flowing out as well as I thought it should, and it was drying too quickly. This additive didn't improve the paint at all. It is very thick and gummy. Thinning a bit with plain water worked better. Perhaps some other brand would work better, but this did not work for me. Glad I bought only a quart; waste of money.
August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swtjen01 First time with no roller marks
First off I hate painting because when I have tried there always seems to be roller marks. I decided I would try this and if it didn't work I would resort to the paint sprayer. Before painting I lightly sanded the walls and then wiped them down with a mixture of vinegar and water. I then added 8 oz to a gallon of Behyr premium satin and it came out great.
It seems to me that it slows down the rate at which the paint dries and possibly self levels a bit too. The reason I say this is because there were a couple of areas i thought I would need to go over because they appeared a bit lighter but this morning they look just as uniform as the rest of the paint.
It does have a thicker viscosity so if you use it in a sprayer you will need to dilute it with water. Hope this helps someone who has had less then satisfactory results with previous attempts
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian For me, product worked exactly like it said
I am painting wood exterior doors with Sherwin-Williams Resilience Acrylic enamel paint. Here in FL, it's over 90 deg with high humidity all the time, and nothing you can do about it. Because of panels on the doors, I have to use a brush. These conditions make the paint dry super fast with brush marks galore. I have removed the doors and have them horizontal on saw horses and still can't get the paint to level due to environmental conditions. With nothing to lose, I tried this product. My brother, the professional painter by trade, said to mix the product 12 to 1 to start. For those that can't do math, that's about 5.3 oz Floetrol per gallon of paint. Difference was apparent from the first brush strokes. There is slight thinning of the paint, but it's more than that. The viscosity of the paint itself has increased. Drying time for the "wet edge" increased by several minutes. Best of all, the paint self-leveled! Doors look beautiful. Product works.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cmarti Was skeptical, but really worked well for me
I was spraying an industrial high gloss water based acrylic through an conventional HVLP set up.
Experience with solvent based enamels, acrylics and urethanes, but water based had a learning curve.
The paint dried so fast, it seemed like a dry fall product. mixed this at 12:1 and had better, flow with no runs, and better gloss. I want to spray the water based on equipment and trailers, to avoid continued exposure to catalyst and reducers. We will see how it holds up.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joni I always use this when painting
I have used this for 20+ years. I have never used a sprayer. I just add it to my can of paint and start rolling or brushing. It always comes out "wonderful" even my outside doors look great with out the brush marks because the paint dries slower so the brush marks do not show. I use it with all my painting projects because I know it will be so much easier and turn out great!!
May 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BluSpruce Smooth Finish But Don't Use With Paint Sprayer
The Good: Floetrol helps paint produce a smooth glass finish with a brush.
The Bad: The corn syrup-like consistency of Floetrol increased the viscosity of the filtered Sherwin-Williams paint that I used. This factor made the paint far more difficult to spray until I significantly diluted the paint with water. I will never use Floetrol again with my 1 HP Campbell Hausfeld paint sprayer. Paint sprayers generally produce a smooth finish and don't need Floetrol.
March 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated What did I do wrong???
I added 2 oz. of Floetrol to 1 qt. Valspar Semi-Gloss Latex Paint. After priming my dining table, waiting 24 hours to allow ample time for primer to dry, I applied the paint/Floetrol mixture with a brush. Every brush stroke showed; paint did not cover well; plus that was 7 days ago, and the paint is still tacky. I'm sure I will have to apply at least 2 more coats to smooth the color, so this turns into a month long project (IF it ever gets dry enough to apply additional coats!). What a mess!
June 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davew VERY GOOD PRODUCT FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS.
I have used this product in paint for Faux finishing. It's qualities are that it allows you to use your final color paint and easily sand through and expose the underlying accents. A professional taught this to me and it woks VERY well. It allows almost effortless fine sanding to create the faux finish you desire. It can be glazed, hand waxed or urethane over to achieve final desired look. I Have used it on several different types of applications but the most commented on was banisters that i stained, used flowtrol in Ralph Lauren black paint, sanded lightly to expose stain and hand waxed. Been standing 6 years without a flaw. TRY IT, you will see... Dave
August 14, 2012