Help I cant seem to paint to suit spouse

Old 12-17-12, 02:37 PM
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Help I cant seem to paint to suit spouse

I am painting a wooden cabinet I built. Have purchased the best BM latex paint. I really don't like to paint with oil based paints. I'm using a really good Purdy trim brush. The problem, even with Floetrol the paint leaves brush strokes. I sanded it down and tried rolling with a small nap roller and got what wife describes as blistering surface. She points to an oil based paint job applied by professionals as being very smooth. How, How, do I paint with latex paint and leave no brush strokes or "blistering", i.e., smooth????
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Try thinning the paint a little with water and apply 2 coats instead of 1 heavy coat. You always want to sand in between coats. This does 2 things; promotes better adhesion and helps to eliminate or at least reduce the amount of brush marks that are visible.

If rolling works better for you, you can roll the paint on and then take your brush and lightly brush over the rolled on paint. That process [called tipping out] removes the orange peel that the roller leaves.

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