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The Box-Coat Technique

John Dee builds up thin coats of finish using a spray pattern he calls the "box-coat technique," in which he lays down the paint first horizontally, then vertically. This method works especially well on paneled doors and cabinets. Orient the tip so the fan sprays in a vertical line for the horizontal pass, then turn it 90 degrees for the vertical pass.

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