Determining Paint Brushes v. Rollers
When it comes to household painting projects, how do you know when to use a roller and when to use a paintbrush? Rollers are best for large, flat surfaces like walls and ceilings. Brushes work well on small, narrow spaces, corners, and moldings. If you’re using gloss or semi-gloss paint on a smooth surface, get a roller with a short nap. For rough surfaces like stucco or brick, you’ll need a longer nap for an even coat. If you’re working with water-based paint, make sure your roller or brush is made from synthetic fibers. Natural bristles are best for oil-based paint. Don’t forget a can of paint thinner for easy cleanup.
- Paint Brushes
- Gloss or Semi-Gloss Paint
- Paint Roller(Depending on surface)
- Paint Thinner