I used some to paint kitchen cabients. Nice smooth finish. Although I have used them for poly, I don't really like it that much. It does put on alot of product quickly, but I tend to get alot of bubbles that need more attention.
When I use them for poly, I do brush everything out.
The Shur Line pads are actually great for getting a "tipped off" look over a wide area. They can create a very consistent texture. The down side is that you're not really applying much finish so it's not great as an applicator.
I use microfiber rollers instead of foam or mohair. They look to thick to use for doors and things, but trust me they roll out nicely and leave very little stipple. I would compare the finish to a foam roller, but without the bubbles that foam rollers tend to leave behind.
I prefer Long Nap Cover rollers. It is suitable for all types of paints on semi rough surfaces such as brickwork and masonry. It has the exceptional paint holding capacity so it is also good for smooth surfaces.
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