If I have any "secret weapons" they are Sherwin-Williams ProClassic paint, which handles wear similar to an oil based paint, formulated specifically to use when painting furniture, and adding in a bit of X-I-M Latex X-Tender. This gives you a tad more working time with the paint, with both products designed to minimize the appearance of brushstrokes on the finished surface.  Isabella & Max Rooms blog

If I have any "secret weapons" they are Sherwin-Williams ProClassic paint, which handles wear similar to an oil based paint, formulated specifically to use when painting furniture, and adding in a bit of X-I-M Latex X-Tender. This gives you a tad more working time with the paint, with both products designed to minimize the appearance of brushstrokes on the finished surface. Isabella & Max Rooms blog

"This is where it’s important to buy the right paint – over the past several months I’ve used enamel paints by Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams (Pro Classic) for furniture and both have really fantastic water based enamel alkyd formulas – they will give you a very hard finish like you’d get with oil based paints."

"This is where it’s important to buy the right paint – over the past several months I’ve used enamel paints by Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams (Pro Classic) for furniture and both have really fantastic water based enamel alkyd formulas – they will give you a very hard finish like you’d get with oil based paints."

How To Paint Furniture: I used a waterbased acrylic alkyd enamel. It's water based so it cleans up easily with water, but the enamel formula gives it a harder finish like an oil based paint.

How To Paint Furniture: I used a waterbased acrylic alkyd enamel. It's water based so it cleans up easily with water, but the enamel formula gives it a harder finish like an oil based paint.

No more brush marks when you paint! You just add a little bit of Floetrol to your latex paint, and it prevents brush marks. For oil based paints, you can use a similar product called Penetrol.

No more brush marks when you paint! You just add a little bit of Floetrol to your latex paint, and it prevents brush marks. For oil based paints, you can use a similar product called Penetrol.

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