Paint Small And Intricate Spaces With A Sponge

The next time you’re painting chair spindles or the banister of your stairs, ditch the paintbrush and grab a sponge. Country Chic Paint (CCP) says sponges are easier in small, uneven and intricate spaces.

Unlike a brush, a sponge will wrap around objects more easily, giving you an even coat. But you’ll also get thinner coats, CCP says.

When painting with a sponge, you’ll notice that it applies the paint in very thin coats. Don’t worry though, that’s a good thing! Painting in thin coats will help you achieve better adhesion for a longer lasting finish. The paint will also dry more quickly so you don’t have to wait as long between coats.

You’re still free to use a paintbrush (or those angled sponge brushes) later to touch up corners, but this makes the bulk of the work easier.

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