How to Choose a Paintbrush

With a wide variety of paintbrushes available on the market, it can be difficult to determine which are best to choose when it comes to redecorating your home. Check out our three simple steps to discover which type of paintbrush you should choose to achieve a professional finish when re-painting your home.


Tip 1 IconMaterial

It is important to determine whether you need natural or synthetic bristles. As a rule of thumb, it is best to use natural bristles with oil-based paints to achieve a smooth finish. In contrast it is advisable to use synthetic bristles with water-based paints as they will absorb less paint, therefore ensuring more paint goes onto your walls rather than simply soaking into your brush.


Tip 2 IconBrush Size

Although it may seem obvious, don’t forget to be logical. If you are painting a large surface area such as a wall, it is best to use a wide paint brush. A narrow paint brush on the other hand should be used to paint smaller and more intricate decorative sections like coving or panelling to achieve a neat finish.



Tip 3 IconBrush Shape

Shape is also an important factor to consider. For flat surfaces like a wall or ceiling, a wide flat-edged brush or roller can be used for a consistent and even finish. On corners and edges like that on a radiator or dado rail, an angled brush can be invaluable to help achieve a neat line.


For more tips on redecorating your home, why not check out our previous blog on 8 Tips on Painting Like a Professional or How to Strip Paint from Doors.