What do you use to strain paint?

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Perhaps a fruit collander?

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How viscous is the paint? If it's fairly low viscosity, you could use cheesecloth. What size particulates are you looking to filter out?

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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.

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I usually yell at it under bright lights until it breaks. OH...nevermind. I see this was a different type of straining. :D

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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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I use old coffee filters. Everyone seems to like that dark espresso finish these days, so what's the harm?

(Loogie has good advise.)

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