As recommended by a professional painter: to paint over any surface, without sanding, use a product called 'ESP: Easy Surface Prep' available at hardware and paint shops. Wipe on, wipe off and paint in 90 minutes. Saves hours of work!
Stretch a rubber band over your gallon of paint to swipe the extra paint off of your brush. (If I manage to do this without spilling the entire gallon of paint getting the rubberband on, it's truly a genius idea.
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