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Utilize These Tips When Choosing Brushes And Rollers For Your Next Project

Columbia-Paint-painting-secretsEmbarking on a new painting project can be an enjoyable experience. However, selecting the right tools can make the process easier and more efficient. Knowing how to choose the appropriate brushes and rollers is crucial to accomplish this. By following these tips, you’ll better understand what to anticipate during your painting project.

Choosing Brushes 

There are two main types of brushes: natural and synthetic. Your choice of brush should depend on the paint you want to use. For natural brushes, you should use them with oil-based paints, stains, and varnishes. On the other hand, using water-based or latex paints, you should use synthetic brushes. Polyester brushes are durable and can last long if you take good care of them.

Brush Sizes

The brush size you use depends on what you want to paint. For example, a straight-edge brush of one to 2.5 inches is suitable for painting woodwork or molding. If you need to be more precise, angled sash brushes of 1 to 2.5 inches work well for window frames and trim. A two-inch straight-edge meeting is best for cutting around the corners of inside and outside walls. If you want to paint walls and ceilings, choose a straight edge brush of 3-4 inches.

Choosing Rollers

Rollers can help you cover larger areas quickly, making the project less tedious and more efficient. Using a roller is the best option for painting walls and ceilings, which are large and flat surfaces.

Roller Covers

Let’sThe type of cover you need depends on the finish or sheen of your paint. If you’re using gloss or semi-gloss paint, it’s best to use short-nap rollers. This is because combining short-nap rollers with this type of paint will produce less foam and fewer bubbles.


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