Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Re: possible to do a finish using paintbrush?
I tried applying primer to a body with a brush. I found that no matter how good my brush was, the streaks appeared and were very difficult to sand away. I just ended up getting a spray can primer which worked.
I would suggest sanding the body before painting over it. It helps to prevent the paint from peeling off, especially if the guitar body has a nice shiny clearcoat on it. After a rough feel, lacquer should stick to it.
You can sand after painting, but that may indeed damage the drawing. If your drawing is flat, I would suggest directly clearcoating over that. If you want a matte (non-glossy) finish, you should get a matte clear coat can - cans!