11 tips for painting like a pro


Prime and paint your chair the right way

Apply primer, but never in a thick coat; you’ll dull woodwork details. The paint—latex 
or alkyd—can be any sheen except matte, which scuffs easily. Use a quality 2″ angled sash brush to apply two or three thin coats, not one thick one, and let each coat dry fully. Wait for a humid day: Paint will dry slowly, letting brush marks even out and settle.

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