Choosing the Right Kind of Paint Brush for Your Home Painting Project

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, July 29, 2016

Do you ever really think about what kind of paint brush you’re using?

Many homeowners (maybe yourself included) have a trusty brush in storage, just waiting for the next bit of inspiration to strike or for the exterior paint around the shed to start flaking into the yard again.

Before we get any further here, there’s something very important to realize that will positively impact every single one of your painting projects for the rest of your life.


Brushes Are Not a One-Size-Fits-All Tool

Just like a toolbox is filled with a variety of screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches, your painting arsenal should include different tools for different jobs. This will make your work more efficient, more skillful, and just plain more fun. Few things are more aggravating, for example, than trying to cut in around trim with a thick, chunky brush designed for more broad-strokes application.

A Quick Look At the Different Types of Paint Brushes Available to You

Here’s a snapshot, and a brief description of what each of these tools is designed to accomplish:

  • Thin Angle Sash - This a wonderful option for detailed work that requires a thin, precise line.
  • Angle Sash - As you might guess, this is the slightly thicker version of the brush above. It may be capable of carrying more paint, but it still offers the precision you need to cut in along a ceiling line.
  • Flat Sash - The design of the straight bristles makes it ideal for covering flat surfaces.
  • Trim Brush - This would be a good choice for larger areas that require coverage, especially when you step outdoors.
  • Wall Brush - This is your beefier option for covering large spaces. The design holds an exceptional amount of paint, keeping your work efficient.

As a final note, while we like to provide help and insight to those do-it-yourselfers out there, we always do recommend talking to a reputable, local painting company about your project goals. There is just no better way to guarantee that the right tools, products, and all-important surface preparation is put into action to best serve your home’s needs.

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2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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