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Removing a drip

Many paints and finishes can be applied using either a roller, a paint brush, a paint pad, or a paint sprayer. Drips are caused by poor painting technique usually overloading the chosen tool during application.

Tools and materials

Scraper, sandpaper, paintbrush, paint

 

1 Drips may look unsightly but they can easily be removed with a scraper and some sandpaper.

 

2 Use a scraper to scrape back the paint drips. Be careful not to damage the surface underneath.

 

3 Drips may look unsightly but they can easily be removed with a scraper and some sandpaper.

 

Loading a brush

Good brush technique is essential to achieve even coverage. To avoid overloading the brush, only dip it into the paint to one-third of the bristle length for water-based paint, or one quarter of the bristle length for oil-based paint. Then, scrape off any excess on the rim of the container.