When it comes time to freshen up your woodwork around the home or change the color in your bedroom, make sure you have a good paint brush. I can’t stress this enough! A good paint brush is not cheap, but you will thank me in the end! Most homeowners go to Home Depot and purchase the painting combo meal: 1 black plastic handle, black bristle brush, 1 roller frame and a plastic paint tray for $10.00! If you are concerned about a quality paint job, the only item that will work well out of that combo is probably the roller, not the brush or tray. The brush will get paint on the walls but the end result is not as rewarding!
A bad paint brush typically has a few bad habits: 1) It gets worn out and seeks retirement after only 1 or 2 paint projects. 2) It does not hold a lot of paint. 3) It does not cause paint to flow very nicely on your painted surfaces: especially trim work (doors, windows, base and so on).
What is my suggestion of what you should do with your current or old paint brushes? Seek the death penalty! Toss them out as soon as possible and get a real brush! You can pick one up at your local Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint store for around $10 to $20. Two of the best brands on the market are Wooster and Purdy. If you want to save a few bucks, just go with the Sherwin Williams Contractor brand. A good paint brush holds more paint and flows out ever so nicely on your painted surfaces. The only thing you’ll need to keep in mind is when you are finished with your new and improved brush, you must carefully and thoroughly clean your brush and store it in a safe place. Otherwise, you’ll be buying a new paint brush for every project.
Now, I must mention one more thing: Have you ever seen what a good paint brush can do in the hands of someone who knows how to use it? It’s down right, dangerously effective! The results are incredible. A good “brushman” can make your trim and walls look so smooth and clean. So, if you are not a do it yourself painter, Hallco Painting would LOVE to help you with your next painting project. Visit our website to learn more about Hallco or to read more from our BLOG.
Hallco Enterprises Inc, is a professional paint company serving Howard Frederick and Montgomery County.