How do I get rid of brush marks left with Oil Paint

Questions & AnswersCategory: Furniture Refinishing QuestionsHow do I get rid of brush marks left with Oil Paint
A. Stone Staff asked 3 years ago

I am painting a head board with black semi-gloss oil paint. It has left the brush strokes when dry. I tried using a small foam roller and it left a small bubbly effect. Do you think I should thin down the paint quite a bit with mineral spirits and re-apply to see if it will level out? I have the head board horizontal.

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

You need to condition the paint. I use Penitrol when brushing oil base paint. Penitrol helps the paint lay down or flow on the surface. You can combine this with a mohair roller and have a nice finish.

Make sure to sand down the existing brush marks before applying another coat.

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