Paint Application


Stir your paint well! It doesn't matter what brand of paint you are using, this is a crucial step. People often skip out this step, which can lead to the paint flaking off over time. Either turn the tin upside down and shake well, or use a paint stirrer.
Choose your preferred size paint brush, and check for loose bristles. There's nothing worse than fishing bristles out of your pristine paint finish!
Remove all dust and grease from the item you are painting. As you are using Jot and Jumble paint, you can skip the rest of the preparation process.
Dip the brush into the paint, only covering the bristles half way. Try not to get any paint near the metal of the brush, as paint can get stuck there and drip out annoyingly unexpectedly.
When applying the paint, try to lift the brush from the surface as little as possible, this will help create a fluid brush stroke effect without leaving abrupt lines at the end of your strokes in the paint. All brush stroke marks that are left, are nearly always exaggerated with finishing effects, like wax or varnish. So it is a good idea to get into the habit of leaving clean brush strokes.
Apply two or three thin coats of paint. Depending on the style you are going for, sanding lightly between coats with fine (220-grit) sandpaper will help gain the effect of a very fine, smooth finish. However this is not always needed, if going for a slightly, or rough distressed look.