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What type of brush is best for water-based paint?

Choosing the best water-based brushes can be difficult because there are so many bristles on the market to choose from, so what brushes are best for water-based paints?

There are basically two types of brushes on the market:

Natural bristle brushes and Synthetic filament brushes.

Natural bristle brushes

Natural bristle brushes have stiffer bristles that absorb moisture from water-based paints, making it difficult to apply correctly. Therefore, it is not suitable for water-based paints, but it is the best choice for oil-based paints.

Synthetic filament brushes

Synthetic filament brushes (filaments made of nylon, polyester, or a combination of the two) are silky and elastic, can bend continuously without linting, and are also highly resistant to corrosion, generally recommended for water-based applications Latex paint.

Synthetic filament brushes are perfect for all water-based interior finishes. The smooth texture and elasticity of the bristles make it easier to obtain an even finish, and the paint film is fine and textured when painted with a brush made of nylon filament.

They are extremely durable and retain their shape even in hot weather conditions.

To sum up, synthetic filament brushes are the best brushes for water-based paints.


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