A Few Points for Painting

There’s no need to wait for a board to dry on one side before you flip it to paint the other side. Cut some triangular wood pieces with 1-1/2 in. bases

points for painting

There’s no need to wait for a board to dry on one side before you flip it to paint the other side. Cut some triangular wood pieces with 1-1/2 in. bases, then sand the sides on a belt sander to turn the pieces into sharply pointed pyramids. Now paint what will be the least visible side of the board, then flip it wet side down on the pyramids. The board won’t rock around as you paint the other side and edges. And you can leave the painted board to dry right on the pyramids. When it’s dry, dab on a few dots of paint to cover any dimples left by the pyramid tips. Many thanks to Charles Golden, our pharaoh of paint, for raising our painting to the next level of efficiency.

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