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Re: bottom painting question
If you gently "stroke" the paint immediately after rolling, with a paintbrush then the bubbles and the orange peel go away to leave a mirror finish. It is a technique called "roll and tip". It takes a little practice, but even a novice can get a really nice finish.
I'm gonna try this when I paint the sliding hatch on the companionway. Not too big an area to redo if I screw up. If it goes well I paint the rest the same. What type of brush do you recommend ? Thanks... Bruce