A simple guide to choosing a paint brush

A job is only as easy as you make it and it’s important that you have the right tools for the job.

Choosing the right paint brush plays a big part in the speed and quality of completing a job as the results do vary based on the type of brush you use. There’s a famous saying ‘a poor workman always blames his tool’ but in this case, the job would look pretty poor without high-quality paint brushes to hand.

It’s important to remember that good paint brushes, when properly cared for, can be used over and over again. You’ll want to keep your paint brushes in tip-top condition because constantly buying new ones will eat away at your bottom line.

First of all, skip out all the cheap brushes. You are a professional, and you want to leave your customers happy and to leave you a shining review, or even a recommendation to their friends and family. It may be tempting to go for the budget option, but a good paint brush will hold more paint and apply it more evenly. You don’t want to be brushing off criticism because you opted for a cheaper paint brush.

But what size paintbrush do you actually need for different types of paint application? We’ve put together a quick guide to help you fill your decorating tool kit with all the quality brushes you need for a successful job.