BRUSHES :: Sherwin Williams Premium XL Polyester Tight Spots Short Handle :: 2" brush good for use in all paints. Tapered to a sharp edge. Polyester filaments are durable & easy to clean. Ergonomic rubberized handle reduces hand fatigue. Short handle is easy to maneuver & fits into tight spaces i.e. corners, closets & cabinets. :: A great all around brush for refinishing & all painting projects! | #paintbrush #sherwinwilliams
PAINTING | BRUSHES :: Purday Value 3 Pack :: $21.74 @ Amazon :: Includes 1" XL-Dale, 1.5" XL-Glide, 2" XL-Sprig. :: I didn't know they made a 3 pack! Great deal! Brush 411: They all have chiseled tips for creating sharp cut lines. Dale--Slender brush for better control. Glide--Fluted handle for trim & painting around trim. Sprig--Beavertail handle is good for walls & ceilings (flat surfaces). | #purdy #paintbrushes
Can Claw by Painter’s Sundries Fastened to the rim of a standard gallon can, this ergonomic plastic handle makes toting it a breeze. Designed to reduce muscle fatigue and stress on the wrist, it’s also a huge time-saver: Just hold the can in one hand and dip your brush into it with the other―no pan (or pan cleanup) needed. To buy: $8, canclaw.com.
PAINTING | SEALER :: Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish :: An Amazon reviewer stated she had issues w/ various water-based poly brands, even the flattest poly was too shiny, went on unevenly & was tacky days later. She found this & said the quality was "OUTSTANDING," went on 100x better than regular poly, dried so smooth, she didn't have to sand btwn coats, had NO SHINE, NO BRUSH MARKS & the final product looked like pro work, not a home job (& was able to varnish 4 large pieces of furniture)!
PAINTING | SUPPLIES / PREP :: Add a conditioner--it helps reduce brush marks :: Most pros prefer to use oil-based paint on trim for two reasons: Oil-based paint levels out better & doesn’t dry as fast as water-based, leaving more time to brush & a smoother surface. But water-based paint is more environmentally friendly, less stinky and easier to clean up. So, you can make water-based paint perform more like oil paint by adding latex paint conditioner. Floetrol is a good brand.