I know what your thinking ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Painting Tips, but hang with me. I have just 3 tips that may save you time and money!
Besides my online store I have an antiques booth at
Orange Tree Antiques in Orlando, Florida. I have had the booth for 7 years and have done tons of painting in that time as most everything gets a coat of white.
I hate sanding so this is my alternative. I use Gloss-Off by Krud Kutter. I found it at Sherwin Williams and the best part is it smells like soap. No strong odor, the store said they use it in schools because it has no odor and is so safe. Not having to sand is especially wonderful when you're painting something with curvy legs or embellishments.
I love the finish and ease of spray paint but, if you're doing multiple projects or one big project it can get costly. This Rust-Oleum Heirloom white is my new love! I took the cap of the spray paint to the paint counter and had them mix a gallon of paint to match the cap. Now I base coat with a brush and give it a top coat of spray. This is also great when you have projects that have curvy legs or a wicker top, you don't have to spray the whole item. A brush coat of paint gives a good base.
Here is my last little tip. I never wash a paint brush! I seal them in a Ziplock bag and put it in the crisper drawer of my refrigerator. I have had brushes last a year. They stay soft and moist (Sounds like a cooking blog).
So, there ya have it! I will be on vacation for 10 days, nothing exotic. I am going home to Minnesota (I hear the snow is finally gone) to visit friends and family.