Three methods to choose a Paintbrush
Method 1: Choose the bristles
Choose synthetic bristles, usually made of nylon, polyester, or a combination of the two. They are versatile and can be used with latex paints as well as oil-based paints. They can grip the paint better and will also leave fewer brush marks on the surface.
Choose natural bristles, which are usually made from animal hair, such as pigs, minks, weasels, or other small rodents. These brushes should only be used with oil-based paints because the natural bristles absorb the water used in latex paints and the bristles become soft.
Method 2: Choose the quality
Gently pull on the bristles. The bristles of the brush can indicate the overall quality of the brush. Before buying a brush, pull on the bristles. If a few bristles fall off, it may indicate a poorly made brush.
The bristles should be firmly attached to the ferrule, and likewise, the bristles should spring back into shape easily when pushed in.
Method 3: Choose the handles
Paintbrush handles can be made of wood or plastic, and they usually have some kind of curvature so they fit your hand. Choose a comfortable paintbrush. You may spend a long time painting and comfort is very important.
For paintbrushes, the length of the handle determines how the strokes are drawn. The shorter handle is used for close detail work, while the longer handle facilitates distance and large movements.
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