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  • teinesamoa Aug 23, 2019

    It really depends on what your painting. using your acrylic or oil paint brushes for water color is ok, the water color paint will not harm your brushes BUT vice versa doesn't work you could damage your brushes.

    I am a artist that uses acrylic paints. I've used many different types of brushes, even recommended brushes. I have purchased quite a few packs of brushes to try but was not happy with any of the brushes until one day I received a gift set from my son in law. I fell in love with these brushes, the bristles and the handle fit my needs. The bristles are just right and the handle is perfect.

    I suggest if you are an artist to use paint brushes that you are happy with the flow and remember you could use any brush that fits your need. If it's a detailing brush that you are using for something else then that's ok because it works for you. Most of all there is no right or wrong in art; art is an expression you.

    Now if your painting furniture or a wall etc, I would suggest you talk to an expert where you are buying your supplies. It doesn't mean you have to buy what they suggest, it is information to guide you to the type of brush that is needed for your project. Go from there. Good luck



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If you willing to make painting more professional you need to get different paintbrushes in all shapes and sizes in order to be able to create a good and detailed painting. Small, medium and large brushes are a necessity.

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How do a i paint a interior door

Preparation is a large percentage of the job beginning with has the door been painted before? If so how many times?

If the paint is chipped around the edges the best plan is to remove all the paint until the door is bare wood and a blowlamp and scraper or paint stripper is what gets the job done. If the old paint is particularly loose a Skarsten scraper is what you need to make a good beginning.

If the door has been painted only once or twice before and painted particularly well it will need sanding to remove runs, brush marks and any remaining gloss and to thin the paint thickness close to the edges. Defects will need filling and then more sanding with progressively finer abrasive paper.

Once the door is flat and smooth it should be wiped over with a damp cloth to remove all dust and the surrounding area cleaned. Visible knots should be sealed with shellac or knotting and bare wood primed with a thin coat of wood primer and when dry denibbed.

Next is a light coat of the correct undercoat and further denibbing/light sanding followed by another clean and a further (full) coat of undercoat and more denibbing, etc.

When applying paint it is important to work systematically and to thoroughly brush each new brush full of paint in every direction and blend it into the last painted area in order to obtain a uniform paint thickness and then finish each area with long even strokes in the same direction.
Modern paints dry or become tacky very quickly and so each fresh brush full should be laid without delay close to a wet edge and then blended into it.

The final coat or top coat needs special care because mistakes are difficult to correct without applying a complete new coat.

I hope this helps - it is a much abbreviated description of what usually takes a long time; spread over several days or even a week when allowing proper drying times between coats of paint.

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Generic, All Around Useful Painting Tips...

When faced with an expensive Paintbrush with dried paint, don't toss it, Save It...
  • Soak it overnight - Starting out with very warm Vinegar.
Now so it doesn't happen again...
  • Clean well, Place it into proper sized Ziplock Bag & then put into a Pringles, or Coffee can, Then cap it with the plastic Lid.
When storing a partially used can of paint, instead of just putting the lid on it,
  • place a sheet of plastic sheeting like Saran Wrap over the top, then press the lid on.
Instead of using the edge of the can to remove excess paint,
  • find a large thick Rubber Band, or Tie a wire or Twine over the top and bottom, exposing it over the middle of the opened can. Now just use that to remove excess paint & it will fall directly into middle of can and keeps can clean.
If your painted project appears a little rough after painting...
  • Don't use sandpaper or steel wool to remove roughness, that will leave scratch marks, even if gone over lightly, instead use Brown Paper Bag.
If going to apply new coat or 1st coat over metal,
  • wipe down really well with Vinegar. This will help keep paint from bubbling, chipping, blistering or peeling away.
To keep paint brush marks from being noticeable, especially on furniture or cabinetry, or Doors,
  • Use a product called Flotrol. This will eliminate streak and brush marks.
And one more tip
When needing to know what type of paint is on your project that you want to repaint...
  • Pour some Vinegar on a cotton ball, then rub on the paint. If cotton ball has paint on it, it is Latex, Not Oil based.
Happy Painting

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How to paint kitchen

Clean the surface well you want to paint. Buy proper color paint from any shop. Buy a good quality brush.
Thin the paint using some turpentine.
Dip the brush in paint, and paint wherever you want.
You can even paint yourself to disguise an other.
Never paint to some parts of your body. I think; you can understand, what I meant by this sentence !!!

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Best way to fill in a deep scratch on car door caused by what I assume was a key...?

At Canadian tire they sell paint that comes in a pen type canister. has a ball point end and a brush. use the ball point end and just trace the scrtch with the paint pen. (exact match paint) this will hide the scratch well, but for best results. do a few coats. letting it dry between each time. which doesn't take long. and it will built the paint up flush to the original paint. when its dry. wash and wax over the surface.

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Do I need special brushes for watercolors?

Yes you do, watercolor brushes have more hairs that are longer which help the brush to absorb more paint unlike other paint brushes.

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Clean your air tower fan by using small paint brush and wet rag(s). Turn off power and unplug, then open the fan by using screw driver either flat or crossed type. Eliminate dust and dirt using paint brush and rub it with wet rags. When disassembling put screws in box and be observant so that you'll able to assemble it later. Do not wipe motor with wet rags only the propeller, front back cover and so on.
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Touch up paint

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Does this dental air compressor have a oil pressure safety switch?if so, where is it located? can I find a wiring diagram

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2.Reset the air pressure on the tank to a range between 15 and 20 pounds per square inch (psi). The exact operating pressure for airbrush painting will vary, depending on the application and the type of paint used.
3.Reconnect an air-supply hose and a siphon style airbrush to the compressor.
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