This Tool Tuesday is all about paint brushes. Not this is a very basic look at paint brushes. I am not an expert at all. I use what I like for the different things that I paint. Honestly I did not really use most of my brushes for the mediums it says to use them for.
There other thing I will say is that I have gotten brushes from all over the place. Of course Hobby Lobby and other craft stores have all kinds of paint brushes but I also get them from Dollar Tree and Amazon. So lets take a look!
These brushes are flat and pretty short bristles. I use these for big paint projects. They cover a lot of surface area. These big brushes are also good for doing a big wash of color or getting water color paper wet.
These are smaller versions of the being ones we just looked at. They are small, square tipped brushes. Brushes like this are great for making stripes with paint. They are also great for getting close to lines.
Dome shaped brushes are next. This is a universal brush. They can be used for almost any kind of painting.
Chalk paint is the paint I use the most, and these are chalk paint brushes. They put a thick coat of paint on and do not leave a bunch of brush strokes behind. Chalk paint brushes are great for large areas.
The final brush we will look at are the most cost effective and can be used for just about any kind of painting. They are foam brushes. You can get lots in a pack and they come in several different sizes. I do not clean them, I just throw them away when I am done.
Here is a good paint brush trick for you. If you are applying more than one coat of paint, put you brush in a plastic bag and wrap the bristles up in it. This will keep moisture in the brush that way you do not have to wash it or throw it out and start with a new one when you are ready to put on the next coat of paint.
These brushes can be bought almost anywhere. I normally get mine at the craft stores and Amazon. Buy them at a price point you are comfortable with.
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