Light Coats and Patience Prevent Runs
Elevate your work (inset) Don’t set your project directly on a workbench or newspaper; the paint will glue it to the work surface. The best way to prop up wood furniture is to drive screws into the legs.
Overlap 50 Percent
If you overlap just a little, you’ll get stripes of heavy and light coverage. So instead, aim for 50 percent overlap, with each pass overlapping the previous pass about halfway.
Don’t Swing an Arc
It’s the most natural motion for your arm, but swinging gives you heavy coverage in the middle of the project and light coverage at the ends. So move the can parallel to the surface, concentrating on straight, steady motion.