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Old 10-27-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hello,
I am brand new to this forum.
I have been painting in Burlington VT since 1998 under an amazing painting contractor who taught me a lot. I finally went out on my own a little over a year ago. Its been great, I cant be any more grateful with the amount of work that I am getting in my first year all through referrals.
Although my long time boss is maybe the most skillful painter I will ever meet, I found that working for 1 person for so many years has left me with some limited knowledge in some areas because I have been doing things 1 way for such a long time.
That is why I am so happy to have found this forum to learn about some new methods and share some of my own.

I am a brush and bucket guy. I don't spray. (maybe kitchen cabinet doors, but thats about it) I was trained old school, but there is definitely a spot for me with my brush skills. I know a lot of the more expensive homes that I do wont even allow spraying. So that works for me.

My favorite work is high end interior. I love to put Oil Satin Impervo on beautiful Trim and cut in BM Regal Select on the the walls.

Anyways, I look forward to exchanging ideas with all of you!
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Old 10-27-2016, 01:44 PM   #2
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Welcome!

Brush work is under rated. I like it because it gives a craftsman feel to a finish product even when the finish looks ropey with wiggly brush strokes.

I have a range of brush work finish definitions I use, from "Victorian" when I'm able to get a great enamel laydown with organic solvent paints, to "Country" when I use a roller. And finally, "Favela" when I'm using a waterborne enamel, in hot weather, that leaves a horrible finish.

Oddly, the Favela is pretty popular.
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Welcome to the forum Nic.

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