When choosing your Paint Brush the following points could be of help:
- Make sure you pick one that is not too small for the job or too big.
- If painting a window sill that is 75mm wide, you do not want a brush that is larger or too narrow, the best size is a 50mm, this way you have control of the brush and you can see what you are doing when cutting in around the window edges.
If you are painting the side of a house you would not want a brush that is too small
Also you do not want to use a brush that is too big for you to hold, as this can cause wrist strain. A 75mm to 88mm brush is good for this job. (If you can handle a 100mm brush this would be good).
- You could also use a Speed Brush for Weatherboards.
- Before you start painting wash the brush in the appropriate thinner.
- If you are using a water based paint wash the brush in clean water, this will help stop the paint from blocking and drying in the bristles of the brush. Also gets rid of any loose hairs in the brush.
- If your paint starts to drag (not going on to well or you are leaving too many brush marks) then it is time to wash the brush out. (NOT THIN THE PAINT DOWN) as most of the time the paint in the brush is starting to dry.
- Make sure that you put your paint into a paint pot or roller tray. (DO NOT PAINT FROM THE MAIN PAINT BUCKET) Put the main bucket or tin to one side with the lid on and out of the sun.
- We would recommend using two brushes so that you can leave one to soak and is ready to use when the 1st one starts to drag. (Make sure that you DO NOT leave the brush standing on its tip as this will damage it) shake the 2nd brush out ready to start again.
- The same applies for oil based paints, wash the brush in Turps before you start.
- Angle brushes are good for cutting in down the side of windows, the top of skirting boards, they also come in arrange of sizes from 25mm to 63mm.
- If you are rolling your walls, it is a good idea to cut around the edges with a brush first,this way you do not damage the edges of the previous wall or ceiling or skirting boards, with the roller edge, or handle.
- Please come in store to select the right brush.