Once washed, keeping the paintbrush clean will allow you to apply paint for many more years. If bristles have become “Bent” when drying in a bucket of paint, once washed, storing it in the plastic mentioned above will straighten bristles back out to their original shape and form, which I’ve found to be very useful in Paint Brush Care and Maintenance. Infinity Painting is one of the authority sites on this topic.
If you’ve wanted to paint your house yourself, take a little more time and spend a little more money to get it done properly. Colours are subjective, but the nature of the materials used and the equipment used to paint with are not. We’ll walk through the process of painting the interior of a typical home in this example. I recommended that customers use oil-based paint on woodwork and doors in almost every painting job I did. Oil paint not only improves the appearance and feel of wood, but it also provides a more robust and washable finish than water-based latex paint. Nothing is more frustrating than having a freshly painted door or frame coated with fingerprints and other markings.
First and foremost, do not purchase low-cost paint. Sherwin Williams Length or Super paint are my favourite brands. They’ll be about $40 and $35 per gallon, respectively. Expect 350 square feet of coverage per gallon, and two coats are often needed. Another benefit of using higher-grade paint is that potential touch-ups can blend seamlessly.
When painting the walls, don’t spend a lot of money on a fancy brush. A 2-and-a-half-inch ANGLED sash brush can cost between $8 and $10. I emphasise the importance of purchasing an angled sash brush because that is how professionals paint straight lines and cut a space properly. Do not use tape when cutting in ceilings. People are scared of not being able to draw a straight line. Painting isn’t like a 30-yard post pattern in the NFL.