How do I make self leveling paint?
Using a table I already own and want to have a nicer more professional finish. Here a picture any help is deeply appreciated.
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Hi Mel. If you are getting a lot of brush strokes in your paint and not liking the look there are a few things you can do to help with that. Using a latex brush when applying paint will help you to have less brush stokes (as opposed to a natural bristle brush). Also, applying more layers but thin layers will give you an even surface as the thicker you apply it the more chance of deep brush strokes. Depending on the type of paint you are using, mixing it with some water to thin it out will also help alleviate them. If it is a thick paint such as a chalk paint, that will help for sure. Hope that helps.
Hi Mel, I'm not sure how to make diy self-leveling paint, but you might try adding Flotrol (available at hardware stores) to your paint. It provides a longer "work" time as you paint. In your case you might be ahead to purchase a small amount of commercial self-leveling paint. Here's some info from a professional painter. Good tips. Hope it helps you! :)
You can buy a paint additive that will help with your situation. It makes the paint dry slower so the brush marks have a chance to level out. Below is a link for one such product. In addition, lightly sand with fine grit sandpaper such as 220-grit.
Use a foam roller and foam brush. No brush marks. You can also use spray paint.
If I need to brush paint on and I don't want brush marks, I thin the paint out with some water and then I use a painting sponge from Country Chic Paint to paint on really thin coats of paint.