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Forum topic by niki posted 04-22-2007 11:43 AM 1395 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2007 11:43 AM

Good day

I like to share with you the way I make my foam brushes.

I use an old mattress and the main question is where from you are going to “nick” it :-)

Sorry for the Millimeters (I made the text for an Italian WW forum)

40 mm is around 1½”
50 mm is around 2”
2~3 mm is around 5/64”~1/8”

But I’m sure that you will use your dimensions


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#1 posted 04-22-2007 12:34 PM

look at you—another fine invention!!! I like it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 04-22-2007 03:47 PM

Great idea and I bet they work better then the bought ones. At work we get foam packaging stips in some orders about 2×2 inchs. I bring those home and use them for painting. Now I have another idea! Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 04-22-2007 03:58 PM

Niki, is quite the innovator. He comes up with many great ideas and shortcuts.

-- Jimmy

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#4 posted 04-22-2007 04:17 PM

Niki is a real recycler. When the first use is over with. Then start it on something new.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-22-2007 06:58 PM

Thank you so much

Makes me feel good that you like it.

I’m using them already more then 10 years and I noticed that they are better than the bought ones (maybe the mattress foam quality is better than the one they use).

I use them even with Varnish. The coffee tables and more were painted with those foam brushes.
They are so cheap that many times I’m changing to new brush if the work is large.

Thank again

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#6 posted 04-23-2007 01:40 AM

I still think you should be a teacher. We thank you for coming up with these great and useful ideas for us. Thank you so much.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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