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    Question Tips for spraying Dulux AcraTex Roof Membrane and Roof Primer MX?

    Hey folks,

    I'm restoring my tin roof and have purchased the above paints for a full respray. I've bought a well-reviewed albeit consumer-grade sprayer (Unimac, 3200PSI allegedly, details here: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/20-OFF-U...n/141966508132).

    Does anyone have any tips on application of the AcraTex roof paint? The Product Datasheet is fairly light on info and just recommends a .0019-.0021 thou tip. The document refers to more details in the 'Roof Membrane Application Manual' but this isn't available anywhere online, including on their trade login website.

    The paint shop suggested I thin by 5%, but the paint tins explicitly advise not to thin at all.

    Would love any advice you can give! Thanks in advance.

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    Call up dulux and ask about dilution.
    We did a job once with this using a greco, no dilution was needed.

    Have you got the undercoat as well?
    When we sprayed it on or was no different to spraying a fence, went on easily and looked great when fine.
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    Never used the products above but have refinished two roof’s with Dulux weathershield, used straight from the can with an airless sprayer, no problems at all.
    Would need to check the tip size but was the standard that came with the setup, did not need to change it.

    Who was the paint shop, Dulux trade centre ? Or big green shed ?

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    Thanks for the replies folks. Much appreciated.

    I chatted with Dulux - they recommend a .0019-.0021 thou tip as mentioned, and the rep told me the AcraTex Roof Membrane and Roof Primer MX can both be diluted by up to 10%.

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