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ML Campbell Agualente plus3/1
Any one use this on a regular basis and happy with the product?
I use it all the time. I am very pleased with it. It took a little getting used to a few changes, but I like it better than the old.
Waterborne is a little difficult, but learn what works best and it is a good product.
We had been running it for quite some time fairly regularly (years) but the last formula change pushed the dry times out (for us) way farther than we could deal with.
For us it lays down very well and provides a great surface but the dry times just killed us. That compounded by our local distribution not moving much of it and opting for us to have to bring it in in bulk on their orders we opted for a different product.
It was nice to have a local source but we can order in other material (working around sub zero temps) and get better material.
Thanks for the response. I've been using Valspar's Zenith products and have been happy with the results but my supplier has been has joke. Web-Don
Welcome to the world of finish suppliers (for us). We have typically (other than Sherwin when we had a good rep) gotten virturally ZERO out of of salesman and a bit more than zero out of the inside guys.
Sadly our new MLC rep has hired a stellar guy we know from another supplier but we are in a black hole in our location and the supplier is an auto shop who picked up MLC so its not their focus and they dont move enough material to make it a focus.
If your hell bent on waterbourne I would be looking to ordering and having your mateiral shipped in unless you have numerous local options available.
I have tried to support local all the way but in this world its just not possible for me.
I've used it and its predecessors for pigmented jobs (and occasionally stain/clearcoated jobs) for a 14 years. The original Agualente was a huge improvement over the old Polystar product and I used it for all of my painted work.
Last year I did some white pigmented bookcases with it and it was a disaster. Primer and first coat went on fine, but the second coat crawled and wrinkled horribly. Had to sand it off. Can't afford to risk that happening again, so switched to Target's pigmented product and it's been very dependable.
Like Pat we've used it since the Polystar days. We really like it. Never had a problem. The primer is one of the best in the business. solvent or waterborne.
Im mostly a ML solvent guy, but lately have used approx 50 gallons of the Auqalente plus and really like it. The primer is one of the best. I have also used it on Plum creek MDF with great sucess. The only thing i dont like which hasnt stop me from using it, is that the solids clump up to the bottom on the can pretty quickly and it can be a task to keep mixed.