Paint strainers, tack cloth and wiping rags are essential for layering and prepping your paint and varnish projects. Paint strainers help remove contaminants and impurities from your paint or varnish system. Disposable paint strainers, usually made of nylon or polyester, provide an inexpensive way to make sure things like dirt, metal flakes, etc don't make their way from the paint container to the surface you are painting.
Tack Cloths are one of more popular products, primarily because of their usage in each of the 7 or 8 coats of varnish applied when doing the brightwork on your boat or kayak. Rags are great for removing dust and dirt that may settle between coats overnight. Use natural and synthetic fiber cloths and rags to wipe down, fiberglass, metal, plastic and other surfaces in order to ensure a clean surface during cleaning or paint or finish work.