Quick Tip: Cheating a Gloss Paint Finish

Notice how semi-gloss or gloss paint seems to take FOREVER to dry on a wood project? Try this little trick. 

Use a satin sheen paint instead, allow it to dry, then continue with a spray can of gloss clear coat. You’ll spend a little more (not much if you by a cheap clear coat), but you’ll save tons of drying time. 

Always be sure to prime your project, sand it smooth, wipe it down, then apply your paint coats. With a satin or duller sheen paint you could even sand in between coats for an even smoother finish. I’ve found that an enamel undercoater works really well on wood projects. 


Published in: on March 19, 2010 at 2:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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