Purdy Paintbrushes: Even though I love Purdy’s nylox brushes , regular Purdy paintbrushes are almost as good and are a bit less expensive. They are workhorses that are just as good for cutting in when painting walls as they are for painting furniture . I know that some people swear by foam brushes .
When applying your paint , hold the brush at an angle to the piece, not straight up and down. It’s best also to gently lay down the paint with the brush and not push too hard onto your surface. Another good trick is to try dipping the tip of your brush in a tad bit of water before you dip it into the paint .
Each piece of furniture is different and requires a different plan. I use a brush most of the time, but a roller comes in pretty handy and speeds up the process of painting large pieces of furniture .
If you are painting a smooth surface with oil-based paint , a natural White Bristle paint brush is your best choice because it is soft and supple. When painting a textured surface , a natural Black Bristle paint brush will work better , because it is stiffer and has superior abrasion wear.
Follow these tips and you can get beautiful results. Prep the Wood. Sand any bare wood to 120-grit and no finer. Sand Your Primer. Without a smooth base, you can’t get a smooth finish . Use Additives. Buy The Right Paint . Strain Your Paint . Put it On, Leave it Alone.
It is best to prime all painting surfaces to prevent stains from bleeding through the new paint . Primer must match the type of paint you have chosen. For furniture it’s best to use a satin or semigloss finish in either a latex or an oil-based paint . Never leave primer unpainted.
Instructions Sand your furniture piece smooth. Vacuum all the dust from the furniture piece. Wipe off any remaining dust with a tack cloth. Fill your paint sprayer with paint . Spray the first coat on your furniture . After the first coat is dry, lightly sand the entire surface with an ultra fine grit sanding block.
Painting Tip #4- Painting techniques that help eliminate brush strokes Don’t press too hard on the brush . Paint in the details and then smooth over. Going back over semi dry paint will cause ripples. You want to apply a thin coat, but don’t “stretch” the paint on the brush . Always paint in one direction.
Try rubbing your model down gently between coats with fine grade wet and dry abrasive paper. I usually hand paint my models , but when it came to my Vickers Valiant I bit the bullet and brought a couple of Humbrol rattle cans, matt white for the undercoat and gloss white for the top coat.
How to Paint Furniture Like a Pro Use the Right Tools. To avoid visible brush strokes in your paint job, you need to use the right tools. Know What Not to Paint . Lightly Sand Before You Begin. Use Primer. Water Down Your Paint . Lightly Sand In Between Coats. Finish with Polycrylic. Put Furniture on Blocks.
Apply the first coat of semi-gloss with a good quality brush or foam roller, following the direction of the grain as you apply the paint . 7. Lightly sand down the first coat for a super- smooth finish . Brush off the sanding dust and wipe with a wet rag.
Can you paint over varnished wood without sanding ? Yes. There are a few ways to do this, but we choose to use an oil based primer to prepare our varnished wood for new paint . The oil based primer will stick to varnished or sealed wood .
How To Soften A Hard Paint Brush (10-Step Guide) Saturate the brush bristles with warm soapy water. Apply dish soap and lather it up. Place the brushes in a glass jar and swirl into a lather. Rinse with warm water. Apply vinegar or fabric softener and repeat lathering steps. Use a brush comb to eliminate excess paint . Rinse.
Brushes are the most difficult to use for applying high – gloss latex, but if your project demands it, select a brush with synthetic bristles that have exploded tips. Select a synthetic roller cover with a 3/8-inch nap.