Have you struggled with brush marks or unwanted texture on your furniture painting projects? Maybe you're just not sure where you're going wrong? Maybe it's nearly perfect but not quite how you'd like it to be?
Or perhaps you're actually putting it off completely because you don't want to mess it up!
I've been there and I know how frustrating it can be. It can totally take all the enjoyment out of painting when you feel you are battling to get the finish you want or daunted to even start!
1. Always use a synthetic brush
For water-based paints always choose synthetic brushes. Synthetic filaments are far softer and finer than bristles of natural brushes and, as lovely as they are, natural bristle brushes WILL leave more texture in your painted surface.
2. Use the right size brush for the surface
3. Apply the paint thinly and don't brush over it too much
This includes in warm centrally heated houses as much as sunny weather. Painting at anything over 20c (68f) means the paint will dry much quicker and that can mean more visible strokes as you try to apply the rapidly drying paint.
If you’d like to learn in more detail how I get a super smooth finish and what tools and techniques I use as well as loads of my painting tips check out my Painting Furniture video!
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If you would like any a little advice with your furniture painting projects just drop me a line at email@example.com