DIY Area — Choosing the Right Tools

Choosing the Right Paint Brush

Jan 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: Choosing the Right Tools, DIY Home, Painting

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRUSH WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE A good paint brush will hold more paint, helping you get a smoother finish on your wall and reducing that "splashing" effect when you lift your brush off. The best way to check the quality of a brush, is to run your hands through the filament (or bristles). It should feel full and have a slight resilience. Value range brushes will not last as long as a premium grade brush, but they will have their place where finish, quality and brush life are not a priority. Too many brushes to choose...

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Choosing the Right Roller

Jan 30 2017 0 Comments Tags: Choosing the Right Tools, DIY Home, Painting

Choosing the right roller for the job Just as brushes come in different shapes and sizes, so do paint rollers. Selecting the right roller for the job will help make the project easier and give you a better final outcome. There are a couple of things to take into consideration when selecting the right roller.  PILE HEIGHT OR NAP The pile height, or nap as its more commonly known to painters, refers to the width of the fabric/material of the roller. Generally, the thicker the nap, the more paint it will hold. The rule of thumb here in most cases...

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