The one thing about woodworking I've not come to enjoy is the finishing, weather its staining or painting, this is the least fun to me of the intire process, but I know it b/c I lack the experience, so I'm turning to the forum for help.
I just completed a custom dresser for my sons room, and from the beginning I was decided they would be painted instead of stained.
I decided to spray them using a Ryobi speed sprayer (seen at the following website: http://www.priceviewer.com/Home-Depo...-Speed-Sprayer
-) instead of hand painting or rolling. The main reason for this decision was b/c I added molding to all the drawer fronts and to the sides and I couldn't roll it, and brushing it left brush lines.
I thinned my paint (Valspar from lowes - which according to lowes doesn't require a primer), my thinning ration was 1 pint of water per 1 gallon, I only mixed up 1/2 a gallon so I only used 1/2 a pint of water. I sprayed the dresser but it still feels a bit gritty, do I need to sand it and apply another coating or did I need to do something before applying the first coat?
Would applying a primer first have helped?
Whats the proper technique for painting furniture?