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It's not the brushes fault. I have all of the brushes mentioned.
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It's not the brushes fault. I have all of the brushes mentioned.
Must be the wrong paint then.
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Not joking here, Mike; take a painting class. I mean from an artist. Personally I like watercolour, but acrylic might be more to your liking.
There are brush stroke exercises that help develop the hand-eye coordination thing, and build confidence that the paint will do what you want.
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Messed up, Mike? Ha! Take a lesson from some masters...


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I'm thinking I should sell my stuff wholesale and let someone else do the painting!

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Must be the wrong paint then.
Nah, he didn't read the instructions.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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Nah, he didn't read the instructions.
I understand they were written on the inside of the can.

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Real men don't need no instructions!

If only I had steady hands. Not the spring chicken I once was.

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@MT Stringer

Acknowledging both points in kind.

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Way back in the dark ages, for my eighth birthday, my dad made me a sign that said "Happy Birthday Ashley", followed by the date. It was a thin piece of wood, perhaps 3/8", or maybe even 1/4". I think he routed the letters freehand, and it may even have been his router's first test drive. Anyway, back to painting...

He painted the letters black. I'm not sure if he spray painted or brushed, but all the recesses sucked light like a black hole. Then he sanded the face of it to remove paint from everywhere other than grooves. Then he stained the face, I think applying the stain with a very short knap paint roller.

I didn't see any of this, but I asked, because I was fascinated by the detail and the perfect separation of the black in the letters from the stain on the face. To my memory, his explanation of that procedure was my first appreciation of how a good sequence can create a nearly foolproof procedure. Since then, I spend way too much time enjoying the art of perfecting a build sequence, and perhaps too little time developing surgical skills. So I empathize Mike on firing the painter. It's one of those things I just don't do if I can help it.

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