A professional painter with 30-years experience shows you his favorite paintbrush for cutting in smooth, even edges with latex paint—an angled brush with a special blend of high quality synthetic bristles.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:June 2012
A sash brush has an angled tip. Synthetic bristles are the best choice for latex paint.
Look for stiffer bristles for spreading heavier paint. Store the brush in its paper sleeve to help retain the bristle shape.
Professional painter—and ballroom dancer extraordinaire—Bill Nunn says the clear choice is a high-quality synthetic
“sash” paintbrush. (That's the type with the
“They can be found in nylon, a nylon
and polyester blend, and Chinex. Nylon
is a soft and fine filament and feathers
paint well. In combination
with polyester, it has a firmer
feel and can help you spread
a heavier paint. The firmness
is usually marked
on the paper wrapper,
to which I always
return a brush at
day's end to preserve
Chinex is a trade name
for a synthetic bristle designed
to help you with cleanup. It sheds
paint well, especially the newer acrylics,
but also applies oil paint well.”
For more than
30 years, Bill
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