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Old 07-31-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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How do I paint my door without streaks

Trying to paint the new door I put on my shed but all I get is brush marks. How can I avoid them ?


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Old 07-31-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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You gotta move fast.........latex paint sets up pretty quickly. Adding some Floetrol will extend the drying time which will help you out. Also, use a quality brush from Wooster, Purdy, et.


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What paint are you using?
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Make sure you are not painting a surface that is too hot. It will just accelerate working and drying time.

If you are getting color streaks and not just brush marks, you need to stir the paint. Never rely only on the paint shaker at the store for mixing paint.

You might think about using a roller, rather than a brush on the door. It kind of a waste to saturate a roller cover for just one door though.

As suggested a good Purdy or Wooster brush should do the trick. I would look for a 2.5-3" angled sash brush. The cheap Chinese, bag-o-brushes for $10 will not give you good results. A good brush will cost you $15 or so retail but if you take care of it you will get many miles out of it.
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Did you prime it first?
Did you paint it two coats?
I often use a brush for the details and a 6" hot dog roller for the flat areas.
If it's a steel door I use a foam roller for a brush mark free finish.
I also like to use an enamel paint on doors. It's a really tough finish and holds up to scrubbing.
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What paint are you using?


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