Why spend the money?
A common question I get is…”Will any brush do?” Absolutely not if you are wanting a professional finished product! One of my most used brushes while painting is my Purdy 1.5 inch angled brush. This is my absolute favorite brush for cutting in near ceilings and trim. It gives you the correct angle to push paint in without getting it on the ceiling and all over the place. This paint brush usually runs around $12 to purchase at my local hardware store but after doing 100’s of projects the past year this brush has been worth every penny!
A square cut brush will push too much paint near the jams and baseboard causing runs in the paint and excess paint to collect on the trim and not on the walls.A straight brush is usually used for surface painting such as on furniture, crafts and decks.
Quality of a brush… What’s important?
Paying the extra money for a brush with quality bristles is worth every penny! A quality brush will hold more paint, streak less and lend a better finish while a cheaper brush will not offer these important factors.
Bristles… What’s the difference?
Paint brushes come with two different types of bristles… natural and synthetic. Natural bristles are made from animal hair. Synthetic bristles are often made from nylon, polyester, or a combination of both. Natural-bristle brushes are best for applying oil-based paints, and synthetic-bristle brushes are recommended for water-based latex paints.
So next time you are ready to get the supplies needed to paint your space look at these important factors and don’t buy the cheapest brush there. Remember if you want a professional finished product spend the money to get the results!
Until next time,