Selecting the right paint brush can be the difference between a great paint job and a disaster zone! Here are a few pointers when picking the right brush for your paint.
- Heavy oil-based gloss and paints, primers and varnishes require a medium bristle length, solidly packed brush for effective control. Brush the final coat on lightly with the bristle tips to achieve an even no-streak finish.
- Acrylic (water ‐ based) paints are best applied with a longer bristle brush.
- Synthetic filament brushes ideal for use with acrylic paint. These brushes wash up easily and give a smooth finish. Be sure to wash out dry paint forming at the heel of the brush – especially in hot weather.
- When applying wood stain to rough sawn surfaces use a shorter bristle brush. For staining fine surfaces always use a better quality brush Tips for better painting.