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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can I get a somewhat smooth finish on an implement buy brushing the paint on ? I want to paint my farmhand loader to match the tractor and I have a gallon and a quart of John Deere green paint im not looking for a show quality Finish .

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It should work pretty good.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think I?ll try it and see anyway ? I have an old paint gun I guess I could buy another cheap one and spray it .
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To get a smooth finish brushing the paint use as soft of a paint brush as you can find. Then apply the paint as thin as you can with as few strokes as possible. The more you brush paint the more the brush marks will show. It introduces air in the paint and causes it to set up faster. If you apply it and get off of it the paint the texture made by the brush will flow together before it sets up. It's probably not an issue now but in warm weather it helps to use Flood Penetrol in oil based paint. It slows the drying time down so the paint is more likely to flow together.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'll second what Stephen Newell said about Flood Penetrol. I have painted with a brush several running gears in my hobby of building parade wagons and almost always use Flood Penetrol. It was recommended to me by a local body shop. It does a good job of eliminating brush strokes.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was wondering about those foam brushes for painting ? Also thinking I might just fire up the paint gun. But if it would brush in ok I?m thinking I may just try it
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Do you have any pictures of your projects ?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unless there is something wrong with the sprayer you will always get a better finish spraying it. I don't brush any paint anymore if I can help it. Sometimes overspray prevents spraying paint though. I don't like the foam brushes. They tend to rub off as much paint as you are applying plus bits of the foam tend to come off and get into the paint. I used to use a foam brush for wood stain but have gotten to where I spray the stain too. I don't buy them anymore.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i would use a small roller and add a little hardener to the paint.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It would really be a lot quicker to spray it.

Get a 50 dollar spray gun.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have painted a lot of equipment and tractors with a small paint roller(short nap) and brushes. You want your paint thicker than spray paint,the paint will flow and fill in the brush marks. I called them 10ft paint jobs,looked pretty good from 10ft away. If you want a show quality job, spend more money and do it right.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:23 am    Post subject: Re: Brushing on paint Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-David G wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:36:33 04/14/1Cool It would really be a lot quicker to spray it.

Get a 50 dollar spray gun.


I agree. It takes so long to get into all the little in behind places, and spray guns are so cheap now, you don't need to pay over $30.00
 
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