- Natural bristle brushes should not be used with water base paints. Synthetic bristles can be used with either.
- A slanted end is easier for cutting in.
- You want to avoid brushes that shed bristles.
- A good brush has tapered ends on bristles.
Other than that, what makes the difference between a 3 buck walmart special, and a 30 dollar Purdy?
There seem to be two interpretations of my question.
A: How to pick the right paint brush for your painting task. This is fairly straight forward, and there is a bunch of good advice out there on boar bristle, nylon, polyester. And wall brush vs sash brushes. It starts getting a bit vague when you take a closer look. Purdy has 4 lines of brushes. The XL line has 11 styles that come in 41 sizes. Just what is the difference between a Blue Heron, a Dale, a Cub, a Dale and a Glide.
B: Once you have decide what type of handle feels good in your hand, and have picked your size and cut how do you tell a well made brush from a bad brush in the store at the time of purchase?
It's the second question I'm seeking an answer to.