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Choosing and Purchasing Paints and Supplies (6)

Purchasing Specialty Applicators: For any painting project, we highly recommend investing in an angled brush. It’s a must for a professional finish to corners and trim. If you are planning a decorative finish on your wall, such as the one … Continue reading

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Synthetic-bristle paintbrushes are best for latex and acrylic paints. Natural-bristle paintbrushes are best for alkyd paints. Do not use natural-bristle paintbrushes with latex paints or the bristles will soak up the paint and bunch together.

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Water-based glaze: Mix 1 part water-based glazing liquid to 1 part latex or acrylic paint, and then add enough water until you reach the consistency of syrup.

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Choosing and Purchasing Paints and Supplies (3)

Spray paint allows you to create a smooth finish without brush strokes. Acrylic and alkyd paints are available in spray varieties, as are faux stone finishes, metallic finishes, and lacquers. Stencil paints are specialty paints used when working with stencils.

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Choosing and Purchasing Paints and Supplies (2)

A semigloss finish (also referred to as a semigloss enamel) is most commonly used for furniture, trim, and woodwork. It is durable and reflects light, which makes trim and woodwork in this finish appear crisp and clean. Marks and cracks … Continue reading

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