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Forum topic by uMinded posted 06-10-2015 11:54 AM 724 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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uMinded

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06-10-2015 11:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: painting finishing brush

I recently finished a pine adirondack chair for my wife in a brilliant purple color and had one heck of a time getting paint evenly between the slats. I ended up cutting a 1” brush thinner so only 1/8” of bristles remained. This still did not work the greatest though.

Any pointers?


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#1 posted 06-10-2015 11:58 AM

A few ideas that come to mind…

Paint the edges before assembly
or spray paint
or brush from both top and bottom
or use a foam brush

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#2 posted 06-10-2015 02:08 PM

How about using this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjIu2Ncp8Zo. It appeared to worked for stain on a deck and it may work for the chair.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#3 posted 06-10-2015 02:45 PM



How about using this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjIu2Ncp8Zo. It appeared to worked for stain on a deck and it may work for the chair.

- pjones46

Thats pretty slick. I will try that on my picnic table project.

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#4 posted 06-10-2015 02:55 PM



How about using this technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjIu2Ncp8Zo. It appeared to worked for stain on a deck and it may work for the chair.

- pjones46


that is a great idea, I will have to remember it.

To your original question I would use a HVLP sprayer.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 06-14-2015 04:36 AM

I used the corner trim pad cut into a 1/8” to 1/2” triangle to paint the slats on the back of an adirondack seat. If you look at that piece it’s a nightmare to paint…

Next time I will get custom color spray paint.

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#6 posted 06-14-2015 05:57 AM

Spray at a 45 degree angle from both sides using light coats until you get it covered. That’s what I do.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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