Selection of proper brush is very important for efficient and quality painting. Following are the tips for selection of proper brush:
1) The more flags, or split ends, the better the brush and its paint-spreading capabilities.
2) A good brush may lose a few bristles while working; a bad brush will lose many bristles.
3) Find a brush with long, tapered bristles, particularly on narrow brushes.
4) Bristle length gives you flexibility to paint into corners and around trim.
5) Choose smooth, well-shaped handles of wood or plastic that fit in your hand comfortably.
Following are types of brushes as, shown in fig.8.1:
- Wall. This type spreads the most paint over the most surface.
- Trim. A 2-inch-wide trim brush is ideal for woodwork and for “cutting in” around windows, doors, and corners.
- Sash. A sash brush has an angled bristle end. It is useful for painting around windows.
- For flat surfaces, roller is used.
1) Clean up the surface. Fill up the gaps on the wall / article.
2) To save other items from falling of paint drops on them covered the area with old newspaper.
3) Never dip a brush more than about one-third the length of the bristles into the paint. Otherwise it will become impossible to clean.
4) One of the most important aspects of a successful paint job is keeping things clean as you’re working. It’s also important to clean equipments as soon as you’re finished and to wipe up any drips as soon as they occur.
5) When the work is over, clean the brush. Shake out the excess solvent or water, and comb out the bristles.