This post shows two recent projects to prepare tools and materials for painting.
I’ve used many temporary methods of wrapping brushes for outdoor painting, to protect them from being bent in carrying cases. But when my friend Susan showed up on site one day with a cloth brush holder, I had to make one for myself. Luckily, my mom taught me to sew when I was a kid. A rigid mailing tube cut to the length of the brush roll further protects brush hairs from being bent in transit.
For the past year, I chose to paint on primed paper for both the low initial cost and ease of preparation. For my next series of work, I’ll use plywood panels. We went to three lumber dealers to evaluate the quality of wood being offered. The best price for quality in my area was Maple/Birch, 3/4 inch, 11 ply plus two veneers, 18 mm, 4’x8′ @ $50. Drew used the table saw to cut 10 pieces into 10×10 inch panels for the first group. He set up a jig for a router to cut keyholes on the backs for hanging. This stack is ready to be primed.