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How to Choose a Paintbrush

By: Joe Truini
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Need a paintbrush? Really, there are just two things you need to know. (DepositPhotos)

Here are some tips to help you choose the right paintbrush for your painting job:

  • The size of the brush used is based on how large a space you’re painting.
  • Choose either natural or synthetic bristle brushes when applying oil-based paint.
  • Use only a synthetic bristle brush when applying water-based (latex) paint.

Watch this video to find out more.


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  • kent Says:
    July 2nd, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    you need to buy a special brush that does not show brush marks when painting with a latex paint. Menards sells a ” nylox ” brushes



  • SANDY Says:
    January 1st, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I PAINTED MY DOOR WHITE AND YOU CAN SEE THE PAINT BRISTLE MARKS DO I NEED TO RE SAND THEM AND PAINT THEM AGAIN.. i WANT TO PAINT THEM DARK…STILL LOOKING FOR THAT PAINT JODIE MARKS SHOWED THAT WAS GEL AND YOU DID NOT HAVE TO STIR…


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How to Choose a Paintbrush