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What type of brushes or rollers do I use for which type of project?

When selecting a brush it is important to consider the type of bristle for the job at hand and the type of paint or stain to be applied.

There are two types of bristle brushes available: synthetic and natural.

Synthetic bristles are very durable lasting up to five times as long as natural bristle brushes. Synthetic bristles do not absorb a lot of water nor swell up and as such they do not cause tramlines to show on the surfaces you paint. They produce a fine finish with all water-based paints.

The natural bristle has a structure that allows it to absorb and hold more paint on the brush. The split ends of the bristle brush help to produce a fine finish with available solvent based paints. But, bristle brushes do not work well with water-based paints.

A rule of thumb in sizing a brush is that the larger the area you need to cover, the larger the brush that you should use. For instance on walls a 2″ or 3″ brush is best for cutting in on edges while a 1″ or 2″ brush is best for smaller projects like paint on doors, baseboards, casings, etc..

There are several types of paint rollers to suit different paint jobs.

Rollers are ideal for large areas, particularly ceilings. They are quick and easy to use and consist of foam, mohair or sheepskin, available in short, medium and long-pile. The choice of roller depends upon the type of paint or stain you are using. Note that foam rollers are not recommended for normal latex paint as their spongy texture creates air bubbles in the paint film which can then burst, leaving a cratered, orange peel effect. Special rollers are available for stippled surfaces such as ceilings.