Buying Tips for Painting Brush

Painting brush

The painting brush should be of bristles and not of horse hair. Bristles can be distinguished by the fact that each bristle is split at ends. A good painting brush should have springiness in the bristles.

The following sizes of painting brush are generally used:

  1. For dusting large flat surfaces, sizes 12 or 14
  2. For painting of steel beams, joists and similar structures, size 8
  3. For painting of wood work, size 6
  4. For fine works, sizes 2 and 4

A round brush is considered the best for painting.

New brushes should be placed in water for 2 to 3 hours and then allowed to dry for one hour before use. When a brush is to be used for another colour or is no longer required, it should be cleaned at once by dipping into kerosene or turpentine oil, covering the bristles only.

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