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Olivier Gaudry
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Advice on brushes

Post by Olivier Gaudry » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:21 am

Hello there.
Soon, i'd have to do signage for an hospital in my town. I'll use water-base paints (with low voc and good ability to washability).
The walls are dressed with "toile de verre" which i would translate by "glassfibre fabric" - see picture attached.
What kind of brushes you'll advise me ? I already have some 4031 (mack) ...
Thanks a lot for your tips !
Olivier.
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Lee Littlewood
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Re: Advice on brushes

Post by Lee Littlewood » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:19 pm

Wow, that looks like a lot of texture.

If you are sure your paint will stick to the fabric then the next question is the size of the lettering. Big letters (15 cm or more high) should be easy to do with a flat chisel-edge brush (some artist suppliers call it a "brights" shape), but smaller letters are going to be hard to do by hand. My best advice is to use a chisel-edge brush, not too long hair; have the paint a little bit wetter than usual; and work off the tip of the brush (don't push it down) so the brush glides over the texture.
See if you can get a sample of the wall covering for practice.
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Post by Olivier Gaudry » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:21 am

I think the picture accentuates the wall's texture, this is quite soft (i try to reassure myself :)
And, yes the paint will stick easily, the wall has already been painted twice.
I have big letters but a bunch of little ones to do ... anyway, i think i have enough flats and fitches, time is against me now, don't have enough to order some new (i don't find those "bright" shape you're talking about from my supplier which is Wrights of Lymm).

Anyway, thanks a lot for your time and your advice !!

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Re: Advice on brushes

Post by Kent Smith » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:11 pm

Angular soft fitch.

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Post by Olivier Gaudry » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:04 am

Thank you Kent !
I finally used Fitches (angular's too) but because of the smallness of certain letters i was forced to take some Quills, taking me twice in the holes.
The result is correct (at least for me :)
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Re: Advice on brushes

Post by Lee Littlewood » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:34 am

Looks good!
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Post by Ron Percell » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:43 pm

good job Olivier.

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Re: Advice on brushes

Post by Kent Smith » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:15 pm

Looks good. Textures are always difficult to overcome and should be considered when pricing a project.

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Re: Advice on brushes

Post by Olivier Gaudry » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:12 am

Lee Littlewood wrote:Looks good!
Ron Percell wrote:good job Olivier.
Thanks guys !
Kent Smith wrote:Looks good. Textures are always difficult to overcome and should be considered when pricing a project.
yes indeed, I'd have thought of that before, i'd spend twice as much time ^^ Thank you !

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