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Article: A Guide on Brushing on a Finish

In this article we will discuss the best procedures to brush on a finish. No matter which finish you're using, the procedure for brushing is the same. The only difference is you have less time with faster drying finishes, such as shellac and waterbased finish.

For many people, the first experience brushing comes with oil or latex paint, or with alkyd or polyurethane varnish. Each of these coatings is relatively easy to brush. Paint is easy because it doesn't have to go on perfectly; brush marks and other minor flaws are expected and accepted. Varnishes are easy because they dry slowly.