The Right Tools for your Painting Project

Aside from taking your time getting your paint job to look professional is all about making sure that you have the right tools for the job. When you are painting you cannot just grab any old roller and brush and get the best results. The results that you get will vary depending on what type of paint you are using compared to what tools you are using. For most people the roller is the most important tool that they will be using because the roller covers a wider area than the paintbrush, plus it easier to hide lines with a roller than with a brush. The type of roller that you choose is going to depend on the type of wall that you are paint. If you are painting a smooth wall, you want a flat roller that looks smooth to the touch. If you are painting a textured wall, you will want to select a plush roller, the thicker the better. The core of the roller is not going to matter, the only difference the core makes is how long the roller is going to last.

Having the right paintbrush is important because you will need paintbrushes to paint certain sections of the house. The most common areas that you will be using a brush for are the trim and edges, but they can also be used on walls. The style of paintbrush you select will vary on the job you are doing. If you are doing edges you want a tapered paintbrush that is densely packed because the work best on the smaller surfaces. If you are painting the wall with a paintbrush you want to have a wide brush with spilt ends.

Something else to think about when choosing paintbrushes is the type of paint that you are using. If you are using an oil-based paint you do want to have a paintbrush that has natural bristles because they hold more paint, due to the thickness of the bristles and they are stiffer than other paintbrushes. You never want to use a natural brush in water-based paints because the paintbrush will simply soak up the water and turn limp. For water-based paints, you can use a synthetic paintbrush because the water-based paints need the extra stiff brush because of how thick the paint is. We want to give a shout out to Roofing Tyler Tx and Superior Roofing for all their help with the blog….