Paint drips on furniture are unsightly!
They are those places where fresh paint slides down, creating a glob of paint that pops out in a way it’s not meant to.
Drips can show up unexpectedly after you’ve painted a piece of furniture. The love forming around edges or corners. On flat vertical surfaces, fresh paint can run down the side like an avalanche, leaving a long, thick, wave-like area of paint. And it does not look nice when it dries!
But a fan can help eliminate this problem. Turned onto low or medium, and set back several feet from your piece (so that the air is flowing over the whole area), the air movement can speed drying, prevent nasty looking avalanche drips, and insure a smooth coat of paint.
In our new eBook Facelift Your Furniture, I talk about always going on DRIP PATROL after applying primer, paint, glaze or polyurethane. The fan does not eliminate that step. But the fan does help prevent drips that can form after you’ve inspected the piece–and it’s something I recommend having handy when you upstyle furniture.