During the warmer months of the year, paint drying too quickly can be a real pain and cause those pesky brush strokes to show on your finished product. It's so frustrating! But don't worry! Shereena is here to give you some tips to get a flawless finish and alleviate the pain of visible brush strokes!
Tip 1. General Finishes Extender
is the perfect product to use with any water based stains, sealers, finishes, paints, and glazes. Use it in a 10-15% mix with your desired water based product and it will extend the drying time - helpful in hot, dry conditions or just to improve flow and levelling.
. Use a good quality brush and make sure it is the right brush for the paint you are using. Most people like to use a soft, synthetic fibre brush. We stock a huge array of brushes - find the right one for you on our website! Our absolute bestsellers are the Cling On S50 Stubby Brush
and the Cling on S30 Stubby Brush
- they are perfect for smooth finishes and blending.
Tip 3. Keep your brush damp and don't let it dry out between coats!
When painting a large surface area, such as a wardrobe or large table top, we highly recommend using a microfibre roller. This will give you a flawless finish, is very easy to use, applies the product evenly and you can cover a large area quickly without too many overlaps. We stock the fab Staalmeester Rollers in a 2 pack, a 10 pack and the individual roller frame. The Staalmeester rollers are new to the market and they are an absolute dream to work with!
Let me know what other tips would come in handy - I'm very happy to help!