What do you use to strain paint?
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:22 AM
How viscous is the paint? If it's fairly low viscosity, you could use cheesecloth. What size particulates are you looking to filter out?
Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:13 AM
booger sized. seriously, some chunks of I-dont-know-what, and some sawdust my 3 yo threw in the can. he thought that was cool.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:53 PM
The paper strainers from the paint store are about as cheap as you can get less than $1/ea. They come in medium and fine meshes. I also use a regular fine kitchen strainer that's about 4" in diameter for water based stuff. I learned my lesson when I used one for solvent based finish and forgot to wash it out. That was the end of that strainer. Here's a set of three for about $10.
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