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TIP: Store Water-Based Brushes

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TIP: Store Water-Based Brushes

Water-based finishes dry in several hours, so it’s easy to apply two or three coats in a day. In other words, unlike with oils and varnishes, you can complete a finishing project in one day using a water-based finish. The rapid drying occurs not only on the wood but also on the brush. Instead of washing the brush between each coat, which is perfectly legitimate, it’s much more efficient to just store the brush. There are two easy ways to do this: Hang the brush in a jar of water. (Notice in this photo that I have drilled an additional...

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