DIY paint is naturally thick, but here are a
few techniques for minimizing brush strokes
to acheive a smoother finish.
1.) Begin with a wet brush that is not dripping,
and begin to apply paint to your item.
After 2 or 3 strokes, dip your brush into
water again and go over the area you have
2.) Pour some paint into a separate container
and add a small amount of water. Begin
with a small splash, mix thouroughly, and
add a bit more until your consistancy is
thinner, but not watery.
DIY paint is highly pigmented, so adding a
little water to the mix won‛t affect the
color. However, when the ratio has more
water than paint, the paint becomes translucent.
Apply 2-3 coats of paint, allowing each coat
to dry completely.
Sand with a fine sandpaper or even a paper
bag between coats to smooth out any
Finish with a DIY wax or patina