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Do I need to thin down water based paint?

Q Can I do louvre doors?
Q Can I use a brush for water paint, wash it out and then use that same brush for oil paint? And vice versa? Or must I have two identical brushes and keep them separate - one only to be used for water paint and one only to be used for oil paint?
Q Can I use the brushes on brickwork?
Q Can I use the brushes on textured hardy plank?
Q Can I use thinners to clean up polyurethane?
Q Can I use timber oil on decking?
Q Can I use varnish?
Q Do I need to do anything before using the brushes?
Q Do I need to thin down oil based paint?
Q How can I paint rough timber?
Q How do I attach or detach a pad to/from a brush?
Q How do I get a fantastic finish with oil based paint?
Q How do I get a straight line where 2 colours meet in a corner?
Q How do I get into the corner where wall meets the same coloured wall?
Q How do I get the extension clip out?
Q How do I load the brushes?
Q How do I paint a cornice?
Q How do I paint a door?
Q How do I remove the pads so that I can replace them?
Q How much paint do I put in the tray? How full?
Q How would i go using the faux finish pad with suede paint effects?
Q I have a big floor to do with estapol, can I use the large brush?
Q Should I do the cutting in first?
Q What is the best method to paint double hung windows using oil-based enamel?
Q What's the best way to do cutting in and edging?
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Always do the edges first with the cutting in brush ... where the cornice meets the ceiling and make sure you do around the light fittings ... then fit the extension clip in the large brush onto a length of 1" dowel ... a broomstick or mop handle. Paint goes in the middle of the floor on an old sheet of newspaper or covering of some sort. Don't overload the brush ... twice on the roller is all yo need ... if you don't overload it the brush cannot drip ... so there's no need for dropsheets and no dragging heavy furniture from one end of the house to the other ... I simply push it into the middle of the room making sure that there is room to move comfortably around it. hold the brush flat on the ceiling ... don't press hard ... and simply walk forward through the room. One of the biggest differences between using a roller and a paint pad is that with a roller you are working directly above yourself ... which is why you get a crick in the back of your neck ... whereas with a paint pad you are always working ahead of yourself so it's a far more natural action and easier to see where you're going. In a large room 6m x 6m you will do the ceiling in about 25 minutes.
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Q What's the easiest way to paint lattice?
Q What's the easiest way to wash the pads?
Q Which brush do I use for VJ panelling?
Q Which brush would I use for wrought iron?
Q Why does the Easi-Paint system use only half the amount of water based paint?
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