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Old 06-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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What type of brush and paint do you recommend for painting furniture? Will be painting over furniture that was originally painted white. Hate those brush-stroke streaks I've gotten in the past. Know of a brush that minimizes this? Also, what type of paint should I use for a child's bedroom set? Needs to hold up but not be toxic. Thanks, guys!
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If painting it with a brush I would use a nice quality 3" angled sash brush made for latex and acrylics. Expect to pay $15 or so retail for a good brush like a Wooster or a Purdy. I would use a paint store, not a box store, semi-gloss paint and I would add a bit of Floetrol to it according to the label directions. Floetrol will help alleviate or at least soften any brush marks. Remember that the semi-gloss will take a month to cure completely so try not to set anything to heavy on the surface unless you really must. Don't over work the surfaces so you leave brush marks in drying paint.

This also sounds like a project suited to spraying. You probably do not have a sprayer though and the cheap toy one are rather a waste of money and very messy. You might look into painting it with something like Krylon rattle cans. It, and other brands, come in lots of colors and will hold up well or at least until your child outgrows the look. If you apply several light coats and take your time you can get a nice finish from spray cans. You can probably find some festive kid room hardware to round out the look.

Whatever you use, brush or spray, make sure to clean the surfaces carefully and degloss with fine grit sandpaper to improve adhesion.

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If painting it with a brush I would use a nice quality 3" angled sash brush made for latex and acrylics. Expect to pay $15 or so retail for a good brush like a Wooster or a Purdy. I would use a paint store, not a box store, semi-gloss paint and I would add a bit of Floetrol to it according to the label directions. Floetrol will help alleviate or at least soften any brush marks. Remember that the semi-gloss will take a month to cure completely so try not to set anything to heavy on the surface unless you really must. Don't over work the surfaces so you leave brush marks in drying paint.

This also sounds like a project suited to spraying. You probably do not have a sprayer though and the cheap toy one are rather a waste of money and very messy. You might look into painting it with something like Krylon rattle cans. It, and other brands, come in lots of colors and will hold up well or at least until your child outgrows the look. If you apply several light coats and take your time you can get a nice finish from spray cans. You can probably find some festive kid room hardware to round out the look.

Whatever you use, brush or spray, make sure to clean the surfaces carefully and degloss with fine grit sandpaper to improve adhesion.

that would be best, IMO
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If painting it with a brush I would use a nice quality 3" angled sash brush made for latex and acrylics. Expect to pay $15 or so retail for a good brush like a Wooster or a Purdy. I would use a paint store, not a box store, semi-gloss paint and I would add a bit of Floetrol to it according to the label directions. Floetrol will help alleviate or at least soften any brush marks. Remember that the semi-gloss will take a month to cure completely so try not to set anything to heavy on the surface unless you really must. Don't over work the surfaces so you leave brush marks in drying paint.

This also sounds like a project suited to spraying. You probably do not have a sprayer though and the cheap toy one are rather a waste of money and very messy. You might look into painting it with something like Krylon rattle cans. It, and other brands, come in lots of colors and will hold up well or at least until your child outgrows the look. If you apply several light coats and take your time you can get a nice finish from spray cans. You can probably find some festive kid room hardware to round out the look.

Whatever you use, brush or spray, make sure to clean the surfaces carefully and degloss with fine grit sandpaper to improve adhesion.
I absolutely agree. I'm a big fan of Purdy brushes myself. Also - definitely try the Floetrol, it works wonders!

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