Which tool will make our work easier is the most often asked question while starting interior decoration. Deciding to make decorations with your own hands using painting stencils, the selection of appropriate brushes or rollers is crucial for an effective result. In this post, we will show you which tool will be appropriate to paint our patterns and achieve the desired end effect.
#1: Sponge Brush
The best tool, both for beginners and more advanced decorators. Sponge brushes are ideal for detailed works, especially for painting small pattern details. Eventually, it is in the refinement of the pattern that lies the biggest secret of a perfect end result! Thanks to taping (more about this method later in this post), you can accurately paint any surface without visible and often unwanted brushstrokes. The sponges are also economical when it comes to the paint usage and they cover the pattern with color consonantly. In addition, if you are into different techniques of making ornaments, these little tools will be perfect for decoupage or scrapbooking. Thanks to them, you will achieve an interesting-looking effect of furniture aging or shading and combining colors. The ease of cleaning is another advantage. After finishing work, all you need to do is to wash the brushes with lukewarm water and they will be ready for the next use.
# 2: Brush with natural bristle
Natural bristle brushes will measure up to the requirements of even thick oil paint, so they will prove themselves not only in decorating, but also in demanding painting works. What’s more, while painting, you can notice that they leave natural brushstroke traces, giving the patterns an artistic character. Thanks to their durability, they do not get damaged and can keep beautiful bristles for years. However, they require a short previous preparation – they need to be wet before each painting, so that they absorb less amount of paint. There is also a solution for dry and sticky bristles – they can be cleaned with various means, including vinegar, spirit, and turpentine.
How to choose the appropriate brush?
A good brush should have bristles of divergent length – individual bristles might differ from each other, but by a maximum of 1 mm. This arrangement will allow the paint to spread better on uneven surfaces. Additionally, you have to check if no bristles are falling off the brush. While brushing the bristles, you can see how reliably they are glued together.
#3: Sponge rollers
The best solution to cover a larger area. Just as sponge brushes, the roller is very absorbent, thanks to which it spreads the paint steadily and without unnecessary splashing on the painted surface, thereby minimizing the formation of streaks. The rollers are also easy to clean – just wash them with lukewarm water and soap, and after drying they will be ready for the next work. Unfortunately, this tool is only ideal for perfectly smooth surfaces, such as walls. Any rough elements will need to be refined with other tools, intended for finishing details. Nevertheless, if you need to cover a large pattern as soon as possible, such as for example Large Circle – Big Dot, the roller will be the ultimate choice!
It is worth trying all the tools in order to find the right working method. We invite you to check our offer of painting accessories that will definitely make your work easier. We hope that this post will help you choose the appropriate tools!