I started painting my my skiff this weekend using Petit easypoxy. Let me say up front that if there is a worse painter in the world than me, I have yet to meet him. To try and overcome my painting handicap, I prepped the hull as well as I could. I put the first coat on following the advice that Tom Hill gave in WB a couple of issues ago using a good brush and some penetrol. I also tried the roll and tip method, but didn't see any real advantage over just using a brush. After the first coat, I used a scotch-brite pad to remove the gloss and smooth out any bubbles or other imperfections and applied a second coat. The boat looks great as long as you look directly at it. If you look at the surface at an angle though it is very wavy and has an almost woodgrain look, this is a plywood boat, but the woodgrain look is not really what I'm after. So what am I doing wrong? Is it possible to get a good finish with a brush or do you have to spray? I am using a gloss paint, should I sand the first two coats and then use a flattening agent on the third coat to get a satin finish? Any advice is appreciated!