I’m finding out the hard way, that in order to become a good finisher I need to be an even better refinisher!
This has been a long road. I started out using a brush-on spar varnish and quickly realized that there had to be a better way. Now, there is nothing wrong with a brush-on finish except that a bar top is highly visible area and can show a lot of imperfections. Spray-on finishes are always going to give you the best finish. I’ve recently purchased a kremlin sprayer and love it! It even makes me look good! The product I use is a two part conversion varnish that cures very hard. It sprays just like a lacquer except for the drying time. No more brush marks or bristles on the finish.
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