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Shop Tips & Tricks #27: Small paint jobs and touch-up painting.

11-12-2019 01:27 AM by GnarlyErik | 2 comments »

Sometimes I use only small amounts of paints and varnishes out of a fresh can. I use only oil-based finishing materials since I can get a much better finish on wood with those. Plus, as an ancient old codger, almost all of my finishing experience has been with oil-based materials, so there’s that. I feel like a vanishing breed since good oil-based paints are getting harder to find. A common problem however, is once you open a can of paint and use only part of it, the remainder skims over in the can. And, the longer the remainder is undisturbed, the harder the skin gets. That is a function of the relationship between the surface of the remaining paint, and the volume of air in the can....

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