I want to try and get a really good glosh finish on my woodwork after
all the prep I have put into it and was wondering if anyone had tried
the foam brushes (axminster and decoratingdirect do them) that you can
get to apply stains and varnishes? If you did were you happy with the
I will be using an oil based gloss, maybe slightly thinned with white
I've used foam brushes to apply polyurethane two-pack paint. It's a good
way to get a high quality finish. As others have said watch out for the
type of brush because some foams disintegrate on contact with the
solvents in gloss finishes.
I've found the best (and the cheapest by far) to be the brushes sold in
chandlers. Just a few pence per brush and available in sizes from 1/2"
up to 4". It takes a little time to get over the naff appearance of
these cheap brushes - a lolly stick wedged into a bit of foam - but they
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