Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NE & Windwards
Thanked 167 Times in 161 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Re: The 7 Myths of Polyurethane
Foam may give you more bubbles but you can decrease this with a bit of solvent. Foam is a viable alternative for jobs big or small. Other advantage of foam beyond no lost bristles is as soon as thereís any imperfection, dust or dirt in/on it you just throw it any.
Wet your brush throughly, spin, repeat, change solvent repeat-done. Trick is to take metal can with tight lid, cut hole in center of lid, insert brush handle and secure so bristles just donít reach bottom of can. Fill can halfway with solvent,put in brush, wrap whole thing with Saran Wrap. Put in basement (donít want voc in my frig). Good for days to weeks.
I continue to like Epiphanes. Canít beat beetle backs. Big issue with poly is a sudden turning point when it skins. You can only work it briefly. Once it skins leave it be. Thinning isnít much help. If you donít you will ruin your job and need to start from scratch. None of the waterbased coatings hold up. Waste of time.