Paint Brushes

How Do I Choose the Right Paint Brushes?

When you paint for a living, you must make the right choices when it comes to paintbrushes and paint rollers. There are many variations of paint rollers and brushes from which you can select. You need to consider what kind of job you are doing, the paint you are using, and the bristles of the brush. Synthetic bristle brushes are best used for water-based paints because they help you get a fine finish. They will not give you as fine a finish with solvent-based paint. A brush with a synthetic bristle wears well and will not absorb a large amount of water. These brushes will not swell and cause lines to show in the water. This also allows your paint to dry faster. A natural bristle brush is best for solvent-based paint. This prevents brush marks from appearing on the painted surface. Natural bristles are ideal for skirting walls, doors, and boards. The structure of a natural brush helps the paint to hold on to the brush. The ends of the brush allow you to produce a fine finish. You can opt for brushes that combine natural and synthetic bristles. These brushes are ideal for all paint types.

Paint brushes have different widths. The smallest brush is around 25mm, which is great for cutting around windows and glass. The thickest width brush is between 100mm to 150mm, which is ideal for ceiling and walls. Paint brushes have their own design. First, there is an angle sash, which is great for corners and any areas that are hard to reach. This gives you the perfect finish. Second, a masonry brush is excellent for rough casting or blockwork. Next, there is a no-loss brush. This brush has bristles that are wrapped so that none of the strands get loose and drop in the paint. Fourth, a radiator brush is angled for all your hard to reach spaces. This type of brush also has a more extended handle. Finally, a round brush is usually the choice for decorators. These brushes are unique and give a consistent finish.

Paint rollers have some unique features too. Rollers with short piles are great for flat or fine surges. Medium pile rollers are great for smooth surfaces, such as walls. Long pile rollers are the best for textured surfaces, even on the exterior. If you plan to paint with varnish or gloss, you should consider a foam roller. A radiator roller is excellent for small and hard-to-reach spots on a wall or for getting around furniture.