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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?
Before you start work have a close look at the medium size pad ... you'll see that the bristles slope very slightly in one direction ... as enamels and estpols are very thick heavy paints when you load the brush the bristles will lean that way a little more ... so with enamel paints always work in the same direction the bristles are leaning. if you are using from the wrong side it will feel scratchy as the bristles are being forced against themselves ... and the finish is bad. If so ... turn the brush around as you are going the wrong way. Oil based paints ... despite their long drying time start to set very quickly ... so it's easier to do short strokes rather than long ones ... make contact with the surface ... wriggle the brush to establish a good start ... and scuff on or wipe onabout 12 cm of paint ... then go back over it and using no pressure ... lightly lay it off in the same direction ... no pressure gives a better finish ... makes it easier on you ... and ensures a much longer life from the pads. Repeat the process overlapping the work just a little every time ... follow these simple steps and you will get a spray gun finish with full gloss enamels.

. Preparation is the key to a good finish with enamels ... I put on an undercoat ... once that's dry give it a light sand with 1200 wet and dry sandpaper.
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?
Q What's the best way to paint a ceiling?
Q What's the best way to paint a plaster wall?
Q What's the best way to paint cement render?
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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