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I am in the process of painting a piece of furniture white.I have beed using B.M. Advance as the paint store owner suggested it finishes more like an oil base. So far I have two coats of primer and three coats of paint. I have been sanding with a super fine sanding pad in between each coat. I can still see brush strokes. Any suggestions?
 
Posts: 1789 | Location: Morristown | Registered: Jun 12, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There's a product called Flotrol (I believe) that's for latex paint (there is also one for oil). I haven't used it but it has great reviews to keep the brush marks away. Worth a google!
 
Posts: 1973 | Location: Northern New Jersey | Registered: Mar 23, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It may require that you sand more of the paint layers? And that may also require a bit coarser sand paper, then a finer grade paper to get a smooth surface prepared for a last coat.

Floetrol (by the Flood company) is a great additive for paint smoothness, as mentioned above.

Different paint formulas can vary in "leveling" after application. It is always a question that I ask when a very smooth finish is desired. The smoothest of all, is a spray finish of course.

If your furniture has a drawer or door front that you can carry in to the paint store, inquire what they would suggest if you can.
 
Posts: 9646 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I tried purchasing a dense smooth roller labeled specificly for cabinets and doors. It helped quite a bit, but now at 4 coats I still have some shadowing.I did thin out my oil based paint on previous projects which all finished beautifully, so the thinning agent for latex is probably the ticket.
 
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