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. 

 

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

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