Paint: Choose And Use Brushes And Rollers
Which brush and which roller to choose according to the support to paint? How to use them, then clean them for reuse? Overview of tools and methods.
Prefer bristles made of natural silk (pig hair) for painting, and synthetic or mixed fibers for more fluid products (stains, treatments ...).
Favor the roll for flat surfaces (even narrow) or with soft curves: ceilings, walls, doors, boat hulls.
Prepare Your Equipment
The brush is best suited for painting small or raised surfaces (frames, windows, furniture, fences ...), and for the borders of large surfaces before performing roller filling.
When first used, a new brush always loses some bristles.
To get rid of it, beat the tool several times against a ridge.
To remove "flying" fibers from a new roll, rinse under running water. Then make it dry with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Use the brushes correctly
Also called "brushes", their flat or round shape distinguishes the brushes.
The formats of the round brushes are designated by numbers 3/0 to 8, which correspond to diameters of 15 to 32 mm.
The "thumbs" (rounded-tip brushes) are used when no tense effect is sought. They load themselves more in painting. Their bristle length is less than that of rechampir brushes (pointed end) which allow to precisely apply the paint to the bottom of the reliefs and on complex surfaces: angles wall ceiling, moldings
No painting without a minimum of preparation. For more comfortable use or before applying the product on absorbent support (new wood), the color must be diluted with the appropriate solvent (water or white spirit) by 5 to 10% on average (see the instructions).
Even without dilution, most paints (except gels) need to be brewed before and during use to homogenize the components. Finally, Loveland painters suggests that if you add a dye or combine two products, the mix should be vigorously shaken.