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.


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

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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.

Floating Book Shelves

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.