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Austin 05-03-2012 10:06 AM

Foam Brushes
 
What do I use these for?

Can I use them for touch up? I've never actually seen them in use.

Seems like a cleanup time saving measure.

havasu 05-03-2012 11:55 AM

I go to Harbor Freight and buy the 1" bristle paint brushes by the case. Runs about $5.00 and is fantastic for touch ups and even basting BBQ sauce, then just toss when you are done. Foam seems to break down way too fast for my liking.

Schmidt & Co. 05-03-2012 03:01 PM

Never liked the foam ones. I do like havasu, buy the little chip brushes in bulk. I will use them for a small touch up or if I need to put up a spot of oil primer. Anything much larger and I break out a regular brush.

imported_Workaholic 05-03-2012 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin (Post 533)
What do I use these for?

Can I use them for touch up? I've never actually seen them in use.

Seems like a cleanup time saving measure.

I agree with the others not a big fan of the foam, buy some chip brushes and toss em when you are done, just be careful of the shedding as chip brushes are not the best made brushes. I don't think it takes long to wash out a small brush that has been in the paint for a short while but when it comes to oil primers/paints I find it easier to use a throw away cheap brush and sometimes I will throw away a good brush that I added to the cost of the job just to stay out of the spirits.

havasu 05-03-2012 08:08 PM

I will share another quick tip I use quite often for touching up. A regular old Q Tip works great. I used them also with rattle can paints. I will spray into the cap, then use a Q Tip to dab out the scratches, and toss it when I am done.

For really fine touch ups, I've also used match ends (not the side with the sulfer) and tooth picks.

Oh yeah, don't forget to always invert rattle can paints upside down and spray until only air escapes. This will clean out the paint from the nozzle and stops clogged up tips.


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