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You might not think about it all that much, but the truth is that the paint brush that you use for your painting project actually matters quite a bit. If you choose the wrong size paint brush, you will end up making your job more difficult for yourself. If the brush is too large, you might accidentally paint over an area you didn’t want to paint. If the brush is too small, then you are just doing more work than you need to. However, this isn’t the only thing that makes a difference in your interior painting project. For example, the type of brush end is also important, as well as the bristles of the brush. If you overlook one area of your paint brush, you’re going to have a hard time during your painting project.
Thankfully, there are many people who will be more than happy to help you choose the right paint brush for your painting job. Choosing the wrong brush can result in regrets that won’t leave you for awhile, especially when you can look over at your wall and see the poor paint job. Arguably, the size is the most important aspect, but a large brush that doesn’t have the proper bristles is going to be about as useful as a brush that is too small. That is to say, that you can still get the job done, but it will be tiresome and not so pretty.
What Sizes Can You Choose From?
When it comes down to the size of the brush, there aren’t too many options to choose from. Smaller brushes, typically between one and two inches, are best used for windows and small trim. Because of the small size, they are often best for smaller parts of your wall or finer detail. Trying to use these brushes anywhere else will be far more trouble than it’s worth, considering that these brushes do not have a wide area. The next size brush, the three-inch brush, is often best for glossy paints on doors and cabinets. This is because it is the optimal size for medium-sized surfaces. It has enough width to cover a comfortable area while not being so large that it causes other issues. People tend to use this brush with glossy paints. The next size brush, the four-inch brush, is best used for flat surfaces that are large, such as a wall. The width of these brushes is more than enough to ensure that your painting project is over before you know it.
Why Choose a Paint Brush Over a Roller?
Something else that you should consider is the paint roller. Many people prefer to use paint rollers for walls, as they have a much wider range than the four-inch brush. This is generally true for the middle of your wall, aside from a window, where there is absolutely no interruption. However, when you get closer to the corner of your wall, you should switch back to a four-inch brush to make sure that the paint job does not become uneven. Generally, paint brushes are better when you want more control over the area you are painting. The size of the brush determines the amount of control you have, with smaller brushes allowing you to paint small areas without a problem, and larger brushes taking care of wider areas.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.