PlansNOW / Woodworking Techniques /

Brush Basics Woodworking Technique

Brush Basics A foam brush is hard to beat for finishing most projects, especially if you like throwing away brushes when you're done. But when it comes time to finish a special project, there's really no substitute for high-quality bristle brushes—and the more consistent results you'll get using them.

In our Brush Basics technique article, you'll explore how fine-bristle brushes are constructed, the different types of brushes available, and how to prepare a brush for finishing. Plus, we'll give you step-by-step tips for applying a smooth, even coat on a variety of different surfaces.

• Inside the anatomy of a brush
• Understanding bristle types
• How to prepare a brush
• Horizontal vs. vertical surfaces
• Troublesome inside corners
• Finishing spindles without runs

Brush BasicsWHAT YOU GET
4-page Downloadable PDF Article
Shop-tested techniques
High-detail illustrations and diagrams
Color photos from the shop

All for only $2.95

How to Buy this Tools & Techniques Article

Download to computerDownload file to Your Computer
This finishing article is a downloadable PDF file that you will save to your computer after you complete your order. The file size is 715k and will take 2-3 minutes @28.8Kbps to download. You'll need Adobe's FREE Acrobat® Reader 4.0 (or newer) installed on your computer to view and print the pages of this plan. Click on the "Add to Cart" button below to place your order.

Brush Basics Woodworking Technique