Choosing a Paintbrush

Are there certain types of paintbrushes I should use when painting with Latex paint and also Oil based paint?

Priscilla from Zwolle

February 26, 20080 found this helpful

Any bristle paint brush will do.

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

There are definite differences in brushes and how they apply the paint and the finished look of the paint (lines vs smooth).

There are brushes sold specifically for oil based paints, and also for latex paints. I have bought cheap and expensive brushes and my advice is to buy the best brush you can afford (especially if you plan to use it again).

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

Any paint brush will NOT DO! Wooster or Purdy is best brush to buy. They cost 10-20 dollars each, but you take care of them and you'lll never have to buy another one. You need china bristle brush for oil bases, and nylon for latex. You need a good angle brush for trim and edging.

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks so much! My husband and I went to Sherwin Willaims today and when he saw the paint brushes he said "I think we should get the Purdy ones cause they are purdy." lol Leave it up to my hubby to be a dork.

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February 29, 20080 found this helpful

Obviously you don't need my advice now, but synthetic bristles are for latex paints and natural bristles are for oil based stains.

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