Brush strokes showing
Brush strokes show up for a few reasons, generally its because the paint has been applied to the surface to thick.
How to Fix it
- Chalk Paint + Paintbrush + Water It’s all about keeping the paint moving and adding a fine mist of water.
- Don’t press too hard on the brush.
- Prte sofen your brush by wetting the fibres but not so the brush is dripping in water just enough to slightly dampenn it.
- Paint in the details and then smooth over.
- Going back over semi-dry paint will cause ripples. If you miss a spot or made a mistake, smooth it with sandpaper when dry and the next coat will fix it.
- You want to apply a thin coat, but don’t “stretch” the paint on the brush. Reload often.
- Always paint in one direction.
- Whenever you feel like the paint is dragging on the furniture go back and lightly dip the brush into a little water and blot it on a towel
The Wood Tannins Bled Through the Paint
Some woods will bleed through white and light-colored paint. If your furniture is red like mahogany or if it’s pine, it will bleed through. Most woods can be easily painted. However, there are a few special types that can cause a condition called ‘bleed through’. A substance used on manufactured furniture during the 1930s through to the late 1960s causes the ‘bleed through’. If this happens, stop painting.