Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
I've had much better luck applying the fumed silica wet rather than dry. I even went so far as to buy a cheap blender to mix it. But otherwise, my experience with it is on a par with what Mr. Klain says - it produces a notable boost to Dmax and overall contrast increase. And applying it wet doesn't add THAT much time to the coating process. I find it dries to a coatable surface within minutes.
I on the other hand find it much easier to coat dry. It is so easy to do that I now always use the silica even with my test strips. It takes so very little powder to brush on that the most common problem is from trying to put on too much. My first try wet produced streaks so that was the last I tried it. The dry method is too easy.