It’s Furniture Painting Tips on Tuesday! In case you are new here I share one tip from my eBook: The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting every Tuesday. I am so passionate about teaching you how to paint furniture the easy way – I want to share with you my trade secret tips here on my blog.
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Cheap chip brushes are an inexpensive way to apply furniture wax to your projects. While I am an advocate of using a wax brush I always tell my workshop students that it is NOT a must – it is worth the investment (usually wax brushes are about $30.00 each) if you do a lot of furniture painting projects. I would much rather see you invest in a good paint brush than a good wax brush.
If you do use a chip brush for waxing furniture I recommend trimming down the bristles by about 1 inch to create a firmer bristle. This makes wax application easier and will mimic the application of a wax brush instead of a flimsy chip brush. A chip brush will usually only last you 1 or 2 projects while a wax brush will last you 40 or more projects, so you do get what you pay for.
So where do you buy chip brushes? Lowes, Home Depot, and WalMart sell them for around $2.00 each but the BEST place to score cheapie chip brushes is at Harbor Freight – use their store locator to find the closest one to you. You can buy a box of 32 – 2” Chip Brushes for $11.99 – that’s about .37 EACH!
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See you next Tuesday!