Residential Painting Perth? If your using water based paints use a 100 percent nylon paint brush, or a combination of nylon and polyester, is the best choice. For oil-based products, a bristle paint brush will give you great results.
Residential Painting Perth: Are there different paint brushes for oil-based paint versus water paint?
Residential Painting Perth: What is the difference between a cutting in brush and a glide brush?
Both are trim paint brushes and used for “cutting in,” which is the process of applying paint around trim, doors and other areas. A cutting in paint brush is thinner than a glide paint brush and is a little easier to use, although the glide paint brush holds more paint. The cutting in brush has square corners and the glide paint brush has round corners, which is largely a matter of personal preference. If it’s your first painting experience, you should probably start with the cutting in paint brush since it is easier to use. Professionals use glide paint brushes as it allows them to paint faster.
Residential Painting Perth: Why can’t I use a bristle brush (or any natural fibre brush) with water-based paints?
When natural fibres like our hair get wet, the brush becomes soft and has no backbone. Synthetic filaments retain their stiffness and body with all types of finishes.
Residential Painting Perth: What is the difference between a nylon/poly paint brush and a 100 percent nylon brush? What is the advantage, if any, to adding polyester?
Professional painters often prefer a 100 percent nylon brush for painting interiors with latex enamels. However, nylon reacts to heat and humidity by getting softer and harder to use. Nylon processes better than any synthetic filament (tips and flags) and is twice as abrasion resistant as polyester and seven times as natural bristle. Polyester adds stiffness retention to the paint brush and helps limit the reaction to heat and humidity, so they are ideal for exteriors, as well as interiors. These brushes work with all types of paints and stains and are considered all-purpose paint brushes.
It is worth mentioning that Purdy synthetic filament paint brushes perform exceedingly well in oil-based paints. This is due to the various processing and finishing steps in our manufacturing operation that soften the synthetic material and eliminate “drag” when used with oil-based paints.
Both the 100 percent nylon and nylon/poly blends allow paint to flow smoothly; thus, the choice comes down to the environment. If your climate has high heat and humidity at the time you will be painting, use the poly/nylon blend. If not, select the brush you prefer.
Residential Painting Perth: Do I need a slightly different painting technique when rollers have different fibers, formulas, pile heights, etc.?
Before painting, all synthetic roller covers require some form of preconditioning. If using latex paints, the cover should be lubricated with water and spun to remove excess moisture. This will prevent the paint from attaching fibers and provide an optimal level of release. If using an oil-based paint, the roller cover should be lubricated in a paint-thinning solvent. Mohair roller covers should also be preconditioned this same way. Due to their natural oils, lambskin roller covers do not require any preconditioning. Remember … preconditioning your roller cover will greatly improve its painting performance.
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