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Dan from Newy Paint Crew has his top tips on painting with enamel paint for you!
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Painting with Enamel
#Tips one – Stir The Can Properly Before Use It
Stir The Can Properly Before Use It
It can get very thick and very heavy, so you need to make sure it’s got a nice consistent flow when it’s pouring out of a can. You don’t want it coming out in clumps or lumpy throughout.
#Tips two – Check All The Information
Have a look at the back of the can and check out the thinning method. They have a recommendation on the back and said how much thinning agent you should put it in. In this case, we are using enamel so we’ll use turpentine, that’s what I like to do. I like to put a little touch of it in there, just to make it flow a little bit better. You want to make sure it is not running off the brush so it’s nice and easy to put on.
#Tips three – Tip It Off
When you’re using enamel, it’s essential to make sure you’ve got a nice consistent flow, and that what we call in the trade: we tip it off.
We put the paint on in a nice consistent way. We spread it out a little bit, and then what we want to do is get a nice fresh brush, with not too much on it, just wet, and just ran it over in one way.
Tipping it off, so it’s run all one way, we’ll try and keep the whole length of the substrate.
The reason we use enamel skirtings is to help keep them clean, and that’s a very solid finish, so it makes it a lot easier when we’re cleaning up scuff marks and animal marks and whatever gets on there.
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