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post #1 of 5 Old 12-15-2008, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Brushes?

DO you buy, have good brushes?

I only have cheap chip brushes, and other than an
odd bristle now and then they seem to do fine.

I looked at brushes at Lowes, from $2 to $40.
Plus you have to clean them $$.

I don't have a problem with my finishes, just wondering
what the big advantage was?


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post #2 of 5 Old 12-15-2008, 07:38 AM
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I buy both. For painting I have always bought good brushes. I take the time to clean them properly when I am done. I have some brushes that are twenty years old. For around the shop, I sometimes use the cheapy china bristle brushes and throw them away after each use. The painting I am talking about above is not necessarily wood projects, but more wall painting. I like a good brush for cutting in.
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For appling oil based film finishes I use badger hair brushes, they hold more finish and apply it better than any other brushes I have used. Yes you have to clean them.

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I was curious about this too. When I did my staining, I juse used two cheap foam brushes. I dont know if this was bad or not, but it was cheap. I used one for the pre-stain and another for the stain itself. I just used one of the cloths I had for wiping off the excess (I got a bag of them) and just squeezed and wiped as much of the pre-stain and stain out of the foam. They seem to be ok still to me.
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I was curious about this too. When I did my staining, I juse used two cheap foam brushes. I dont know if this was bad or not, but it was cheap. I used one for the pre-stain and another for the stain itself. I just used one of the cloths I had for wiping off the excess (I got a bag of them) and just squeezed and wiped as much of the pre-stain and stain out of the foam. They seem to be ok still to me.

You might try using a rag to wipe on your stain instead of a brush. Try to use a "T" shirt type of material.






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