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Old 06-21-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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What is the best brush to use with exterior semi-gloss?

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Go to your local paint store and ask them. They'll probably recommend a small, 1", or so brush wu=ith soft bristles. Don't go cheap because the hairs tend to fall out or the hairs are too stiff and leave a trail in the paint.
Good luck and have fun.

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Painting chairs is tricky. Think of how to do it prior to starting, don't just jump into it, plan it out. Here's a tip, part of it gets painted with the chair overturned, do that part first. It may also be a two brush job, a small 1 1/2" and two or two and a half, depending on the chair.
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painted many a chair with a white semi-gloss just do the bottom first before the flip then the one coat each...place it out in the direct sun and let it bake away...full day.on top of an open garbage can is pretty stable and comfortable as you paint the top the rockers might take a 3rd forth to seal but will wear away might consider leaving them unpainted or just one coat.be pretty liberal with the paint were the spindles connect and the arms connect..its wierd but i always enjoyed doing one then the girlfriend would paint ivy on it..
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Use caution "baking" painted things in the sun. "Baking" can cause the paint to blister, as the paint surface skins too quickly to allow the paint vehicle to evaporate through. All of a paint's characteristics are a function of its drying/curing time, if you retard that natural/gradual drying time, you can damage some of those characteristics, like sheen, color, bonding, abrasion resistance, etc. Air drying, out of direct sun, is the way to go.
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