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Old 04-18-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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I'm painting baseboards that are removed; I've done a test run with a few colors and have found brush marks are pretty noticeable. I refuse to put more $$ into this DIY. Is there a technique or more than one coat application that may help with the brush mark. I also have a very good brush as well. Just Wondering before I do it all and find it looks like crap. BTW the rest of the painting came out very well.

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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Not all paints are born equal. What are you using?
Did you prime, sand first?
Some paints need a bit of thinning or extender to lay out well.
And yes , the brush makes a huge difference.

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Not all paints are born equal. What are you using?
Did you prime, sand first?
Some paints need a bit of thinning or extender to lay out well.
And yes , the brush makes a huge difference.
Hey brush, I posted asking what paint was used, specifically. Now I don't see it. It must have vaporized into cyberspace. Oh well, someone, somewhere, will get it. I was curious when OP said the rest turned out fine, why would the rest of the trim turn out fine and baseboards not?
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Happens. The vaporization that is. The rest is expected...
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i know painters that cant run baseboard with out brush marks but anyways , good paint, good brush,thin a little with water .keep wet edge ,and dont drag your brush over paint that is starting to dry
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I'm using Behr primer and paint in one, plus the baseboards already painted in stock primer white. Soo they've been cleaned and sanded a little was hoping the paint would do the rest. Thanks for the input looking forward to more ideas. BTW I've been happy with the Behr expensive and my walls only had kilz primer so it soaked up the paint like a sponge. I will be glad when the painting is finished. This was my first painting project.
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Ah. Behr. Someday when you try a great paint you will know the difference.
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Ah. Behr. Someday when you try a great paint you will know the difference.

Between that and kilz primer,hopefully he learned a lesson.

I will restrain myself from further comments.
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A quality paint and back brushing will make a difference. After brushing one piece of baseboard, make one pass in the opposite direction, running the whole length of the piece of baseboard, that's back brushing. Or roll it on with a low nap mini roller and then brush in the opposite direction in one pass.
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another Behr story......

Flotrol works well to let paint self level.

But as stated by House.....roll and backbrush
Use good Paint

I can't believe how many Behr failures we hear about......
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Agreed about the Behr comments, I don't have a lot of choices in Podunk USA, so I took a painters advice at another local store, Sherwin was closed for? After looking at the test boards today they have smoothed out considerably. Thanks for the additional advice. I've come to the conclusion it's probably not the paint but how itís applied and the surface you are working with and the experience you have...
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BTW I'm working in 90+degrees of heat so paint dries before I can get it off the brush, blah blah. I'll be using a cooler to help with this when my husband decides which color he would like. Thanks for all the advise and to tcleve4911, How's the Newport and Stetson area in ME? I was born there turned desert rat along time ago.
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to tcleve4911, How's the Newport and Stetson area in ME? I was born there turned desert rat along time ago.
Desert Rats...... my Brother in Law and best friend in High School....Arizona.....

in fact the more I look around to contact old friends, they've ALL gone out west.....

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