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 Post subject: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Sun 09, 2018 10:37 pm 
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How does one apply gloss black paint from a can and leave no brush strokes?


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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Sun 09, 2018 11:14 pm 
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allied333 wrote:
How does one apply glass black paint from a can and leave no brush strokes?
That's easy, don't use a brush..
Seriously, this is why we have spray cans, paint sprayers, and such. You can buy very simple sprayers that use a pressurized cartridge. Pre-Val is one brand.

You mean gloss, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Sun 09, 2018 11:59 pm 
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Yes you can even try a foam brush or a sponge and blot or dab it on... however if the paint is thinned out enough it will find its own level... (if you are painting horizontal)

I painted an old (cleaned up) file cabinet 40 years ago with high-gloss enamel oil based paint and I don't remember now if I used a foam brush or not back then.. maybe.
The paint leveled out nicely... and even today it has held up so well that you'd think it was a factory original paint job.

I used Benjamin Moore Alkyd High Gloss Enamel.
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I actually just found the unused portions in tiny cans from all those 40 years or so ago... lol

Take a look at the front of the cabinet and see the reflections in the high gloss paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 10, 2018 12:35 am 
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pixellany wrote:
allied333 wrote:
How does one apply glass black paint from a can and leave no brush strokes?
That's easy, don't use a brush..
Seriously, this is why we have spray cans, paint sprayers, and such. You can buy very simple sprayers that use a pressurized cartridge. Pre-Val is one brand.

You mean gloss, right?

Fixed typo.
So, it appears a spray can is likely only way.


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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 10, 2018 9:33 am 
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allied333 wrote:
pixellany wrote:
allied333 wrote:
How does one apply glass black paint from a can and leave no brush strokes?
That's easy, don't use a brush..
Seriously, this is why we have spray cans, paint sprayers, and such. You can buy very simple sprayers that use a pressurized cartridge. Pre-Val is one brand.

You mean gloss, right?

Fixed typo.
So, it appears a spray can is likely only way.


No. Not necessarily.
Didn't you see my post above?

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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 10, 2018 11:45 am 
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If you are trying to create black accents on a lacquered radio cabinet...

Just use a sharpie.

First apply a few clear lacquer coats to the cabinet (after toning, staining, etc.)
Now color in the target areas with a sharpie or magic marker.
After you are satisfied with the sharpie coverage, apply more clear lacquer.
The sharpie ink will blend with the fresh lacquer, you'd swear the accents were done with black lacquer.
Repeat process to darken if needed.
Done

(note the sharpie color may have a purple tinge at first, this will go away after you apply the next clear lacquer coat)

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 10, 2018 12:48 pm 
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No. Not necessarily.
Didn't you see my post above?[/quote]
What is dope?


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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Mon 10, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Good paint and the proper brush. The best brush to use is something like a badger fitch brush. They're expensive, but properly cared for will last your lifetime. A 1-1/2"-2" wide brush will easily cost you $100. It can lay down a finish without brush marks because the brushes are so soft and carry a good amount of paint on them.


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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Sep Tue 11, 2018 12:02 am 
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allied333 wrote:
What is dope?

I thought I said "dupe" ..... did I say dope?

I had an accidental repeat post so I erased the text... and just left the word dupe so the mods know to remove the post.

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 Post subject: Re: Apply Black Paint- no brush strokes
PostPosted: Nov Wed 21, 2018 5:55 pm 
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Thin the paint with water or paint thinner depending on what kind of paint it is and use a good brush. You will have to put several coats on. I painted and old desk with enamel. I think it was 4 or 5 coats. It looked like glass when I was done.


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