There are a lot of different options you have when painting your home. This includes the likes of brushes, rollers, sponges and paint pads. In this article, we will explore the different kinds of paint application and help you to discover which is the best method for you.
Brushes are the original method of painting and acts as the most popular still to this day. While brushes are the most popular, it is typically not used as often when it comes to house painting. Because of the large surface areas, it is a bit different than painting as a hobby. Here are some of the areas that brushes are good for painting.
- Edges and difficult surfaces: areas such as corners and grooves are perfect for the brushes, as it is difficult to fit the round side of a roller in a squared off corner.
- Painting for specific effects: Painting a room and giving it a bit of an antique feel, or a Ombre-colored feel is very brush friendly.
- Small Areas: small areas are much easier to paint with paint brushes, as the brushes are typically smaller than rollers and the like.
There is also another reminder that certain brushes are used for certain things. Here is a look at the different kinds of brushes and styles they support:
- Natural Brushes: used for oil based paints.
- Synthetic Brushes: great for all kinds of paint.
- Stiff Brushes: Good for thicker paints and textured areas.
- Smooth Brushes: great for thinner paints applied on a smooth surface.
Rollers are great for large paint projects on flat surfaces. Rollers can pick up more paint, apply paint faster, and have a cleaner finished project. Regarding what the end project looks like, utilizing a paint roller leaves fewer drips and seams than any other kind of paint applicator.
Sponges & Paint Pads
Similar to paint rollers, sponges and paint pads are very good for large surfaces. These can help to create some additional texture. Paint pads do drip a lot, so that is something to keep in consideration, and sponges, on the other hand, must be washed out well, or the colors will bleed or become watery and less pigmented.