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hazmat

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Brushes which type?
« on: May 27, 2010, 06:06:39 PM »

Hi to all you expert painters.

Seeking advice please. What do you use for hand painting large areas with a BRUSH i.e.

Oil or solvent based gloppy paint (think ranch paint or even hammerite)
Enamel (think plasticote (yeuk) or Humbrol)
Yacht Varnish (Oil or Poly)

No prizes (not that there were any) for anyone who says spray cans or air brushes <*< 
I'm only looking for advice on BRUSHES.

Thanks, Paul



 
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CJ1

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Re: Brushes which type?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 09:07:11 PM »

Paul,
I have found that even after years of perfecting techniques with brushes, for large areas of gloss and varnish, one of the dark grey close texture sponges on a wood handle gives a really smooth, even finish. Use it like a brush, with long straight finishing strokes, or paint with a normal brush first and finish with the sponge. They come in different widths and can be cleaned with white spirit several times, but then they are cheap.

Chris
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hazmat

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Re: Brushes which type?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 10:05:30 PM »

Nice on Chris.
Where can I get some from?

Paul
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Re: Brushes which type?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 11:51:20 PM »

Large areas, Humbrol applied with a 1/2 inch decent bristle brush.

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CJ1

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Re: Brushes which type?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 05:38:05 PM »

Paul,
I normally buy mine from my local independant hardware shop, but I am still using a cheap set from the local "cheap and nasty" tool stall on the market and they work identically! Pack of 5...1.00.

A good finish is dependent on the brush being dust free, and these don't hold so much dust. It's really important to "lay off" the final stroke along the grain of the wood or the length of the hull by using just the tip edge of the brush/sponge, not too wet and very lightly, to smooth the paint/varnish into a flat layer. Just slightly overlap each pass.....well I'm sure you know the rest!

Chris
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hazmat

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Re: Brushes which type?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 05:48:40 PM »

glad to know they are cheap and plenty!
Thanks Chris.
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