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Old 12-11-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
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Roll On Zolatone - new product!

Don't know if anyone has done this yet, I may be the first.

I have completely intact zolatone in my 64. However, it sucks the life out of everything. It's a dull tan/putty color. Everything else is original, and even though the counters and tub and the like are original putty, I plan on leaving them that color, but the zolatone is discolored, rubbed off, or had rivets replaced in many areas.

I wanted to redo the zolatone, but didn't want to remove all my original cabinets and everything else. I also didn't want to mask them all for spraying, as sometimes the spray can get past your masking off. Lo an behold, zolatone makes a new product called Flex. You put the base coat on, and you can roll on the top coat. In corners and hard to reach places, you can dab with a foam brush. The top coat has all the fleck and colors, and my guess is that it will be much more uniform than someone trying to spray it on without years of experience.

Anyway, I believe that's the way we'll go, and I'll take lots of pics and video tape the process.


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Old 12-11-2014, 12:26 PM   #2
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How about a link to the product?


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Old 12-11-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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Flex rolls on like ordinary paint, but it’s far from ordinary. Flex creates a unique and natural blend of colours with unbeatable hide to conceal the imperfections in wall and feature spaces to keep them looking better for longer, with much less maintenance than ordinary paints and coatings.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:17 PM   #4
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I would be very interested to see how this works out - from what I can tell finish looks very bumpy and not multi colored

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Very Cool......
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Old 12-13-2014, 07:05 PM   #6
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Rob, be sure to order some samples first. I did and it really does not look like zolatone to me. I ordered mostly cream/ tan variations. The speckle is definitely not as obvious. At arms length, it looks like normal paint, but bumpy.

There is another product called multispec from Sherwin Williams. They have better colors and although they recommend spraying, they say you can also roller it. I have not gotten samples of it yet.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:54 AM   #7
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I did get several samples, and we're pretty happy with the way they look compared to the original zolatone.
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I've used the roll-on Flex Zolatone in my Airstream, and really like it! The flecks are somewhat subtle, I used FLX-0017. It's a sandy color, with brownish flecks. Wiped everything down with citrus cleaner first. Then 2 coats of Kilz II, the base and then 2 coats of top coat. The base is very high quality, texture that hides many boo-boos. They send some rollers, which work well, as long as you don't go too fast. Then you spray paint all over yourself. A chip brush is good for edging, using a stabbing technique to build the top coat up. You still want to tape off anything next to your paint.

I wound up ordering way too much, the paint goes a lot further than the manufacturer says it will. Each batch is custom mixed, so I would be careful about ordering multiple batches, they might not truly match.

So glad I didn't spray!

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