How to Choose the Right Paint Brush

Choosing the right paint brush is very important. Even the best paint may not meet your expectations if you use a poor-quality brush because low-quality paint brushes tend to shed bristles. You need a paintbrush that will distribute the paint evenly. The type of paint you’re using will determine the type of brush you need.

Water-Based Paints

Use a brush with synthetic bristles for water-based paints, because it doesn’t absorb moisture.

Oil-Based Paints

Use a brush with natural bristles when you’re using any type of solvent-based paint or materials such as alkyd or oil-based paints.Natural bristles are strong enough to hold solvent-based materials and paints and leave no brush marks.

The right paint brush not only provides good results, it can also make your job easier.

We recommend Benjamin Moore’s Angled Sash Paint Brush for hard-to-reach places, such as the edges of moldings. You’ll be surprised at how that small taper will really improve your cutting-in skills. Although a good-quality brush will cost you a little more money, if you take proper care of it, it will last a long time.

So for great quality finish, get Benjamin Moore’s paintbrushes available in a variety of different sizes.

For best results, ALWAYS READ THE PAINT CAN LABEL. Professionals read the paint can labels to get the paint manufacturers’ most up-to-date information and instructions on the use of each specific paint. Every paint is different, and the labels provide important information, such as the average coverage area per gallon, drying times, number of coats needed, and surface preparation requirements. The labels also give specific safety information that should be carefully adhered to.