Choosing the Right Paint Brush
TOM: Painting is the easiest and most cost-effective do-it-yourself project, but only if you pick the right paintbrush. Here are tips for choosing the right paint brush for your project. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute. Natural bristle brushes are designed for oil-based paints. These give an even finish and will stand up to paint thinner when it’s time for cleanup.
TOM: For latex paint, use synthetic brushes. These are less expensive, won’t soak up water, and keep their springiness.
LESLIE: By spending a little more on better brushes, you’ll get more bristles in differing lengths. Now, the brushes have bristles with split ends, enabling them to hold even more paint.
TOM: For cleanup, first remove as much extra paint as you can. Then use soap and water on latex paint, and let it air-dry. Now, for oil-based paints, use paint thinner, then use dish soap and warm water to wash out the paint thinner. I’m Tom Kraeutler. That is how you should know you are choosing the right paint brush for your project.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.