Hi I’m Bron. There are so many different brushes
and rollers; I’m going to show you which one is the right one for your job. Here’s a list
of things we’ll cover: general brushes, specialised brushes, bristle sizes, handle length and
rollers and naps. First of all, you’ll need to figure out which
brush is best for your task. The first is a general purpose brush. This brush is great
for odd jobs around the house. Next up are the specialised brushes. These
are used for more detailed areas such as door jams, architraves and skirtings. If you’re
painting with flat or low sheen paints I recommend using a general purpose brush but if you’re
going to be using glosses your best bet is to use a high quality brush.
Finding the right sized brush is important. For example if you are painting an architrave
I suggest using a smaller brush so you don’t get paint everywhere.
You’ll also notice the handles on the brushes come in different lengths. Longer handles
like this provide less power but more control making it easier to paint detailed surfaces.
Whereas the shorter handles provide more power but less control. These are best for open
areas and are perfect for getting things done quicker.
Now I’m going to talk to you about rollers which are perfect for painting large, open
areas. They come in a wide range of different lengths and nap sizes. A short nap doesn’t
hold as much paint as the others but it’s the best kind to use with glossy paints because
it leaves a thing, smooth coating. Next is the all-purpose medium nap, which holds any
type of paint well and produces a soft looking stippled effect. Finally the power of a long
nap will work a heavy load of paint into textured and rough surfaces.
Now that you’re brushed up on the essentials of painting, you should be ready to roll.