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 | SEALER :: Modern Masters Dead Flat Varnish :: No more sanding / wet sanding to knock off the shine off varnished furniture! An reviewer stated other water-based poly brands, even the flattest, was too shiny, went on unevenly & never dried. She found this & said the quality was "OUTSTANDING," went on 100x better, dried so smooth (no more sanding btwn coats), had NO SHINE OR BRUSH MARKS & looked like pro work, not a home job (& was able to varnish 4 large pieces of furniture)!
PAINTING | SUPPLIES :: Paint Conditioner (i.e. Flood Floetrol Clear Latex Paint Additive @ Home Depot, 6.97/qt) :: A paint conditioner is a MUST HAVE for brush & roller apps--it slows the drying process & helps prevent streak marks. Follow the bottle's directions & mix it in with your latex paint. :: It works well for faux finishes as it allows you to use your final color paint & very easily fine sand thru to expose the underlying stain/color. It can be glazed, waxed or urethane over.
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.
Herb Keeper - Keep fresh herbs or asparagus crisp and green longer than mere refrigeration by immersing the stems in water. Clear plastic keeper has a removable insert with water fill line and perforated cup for easy draining. Green silicone gasket provides resistance, allowing herbs to rest in a raised position for easy access. Large capacity keeper fits in most refrigerator doors.