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

This paint brush cleaning tip is awesome! I've never had such an easy time cleaning my brush before using this method

Sherwin Williams- Mindful Gray paint. Our Master Bedroom Paint Color. Love rug and color scheme.

The Crazy Sisters were right: add floetrol by sherwin williams to your paint when painting furniture or cabinets and it will take away all of those brush stroke marks and leave the paint smooth.

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Best paintbrush ever. Has made painting trim almost bearable. Thanks Sherry #younghouselove.com

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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.

Paint Brush and Roller Cleaning Tips and Tricks

CHALK PAINT :: This is so easy and inexpensive to make.

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This site has a TON of painting tips! Must go to this site before painting anything.

Great tutorial for using dry brush paint technique: This, That and Life

Easy DIY Chalk Paint Recipe! This a huge money saver especially if you are painting medium to big sized items.

So smart. Paint Brush Holder - GREAT idea. Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container... and cut slits in foam.

Let's Chip It! Sherwin-Williams paint.

Purchase a high quality paintbrush that will not lose its bristles in your paint. Use the correct paintbrush for the paint you purchased: nylon or polyester brushes for latex paint and natural bristle brushes for oil-based paints. Using a brush with bristles shorter than two inches in length will result in brush marks.