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Brushes and rollers reccommendations

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Fordy81, 10 Apr 2014.

  1. Fordy81

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    I know next to nothing about the above, so am after some advice.

    I've got a 3 bedroom house to paint and am willing to invest in some half decent ones.

    With rollers, am I right in saying I want a short pile for new plaster? And maybe a medium pile for previous painted walls?

    And what about brushes? Can I use the same ones for emulsion and for say satin wood paint? What ones should I get?

    Sorry for all the questions. :)
     
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    No need to splash out on ridiculously expensive brushes. Just about any in B&Q will give perfect results. It's the technique that matters, not the brush.
     
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    Going to disagree with ypu.Maybe for diy use ,some of those brushes in B&Q are ok but a lot of the cheaper ones are rubbish. As a pro I have used many different brushes over the years and the Purdy are excellent for application and cutting in without any bristle loss at all.Not saying the O/P needs to buy them but you will make the job easier with a half decent brush
     
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    My personal choice is synthetic for WB and pure bristle for OB.

    For synthetic You can't go wrong with Purdy and for bristle I like Hamilton perfection, but that's just my choice, other people may favour other brands.

    With regard to roller pile it depends on what your covering and what finish you like. I longer pile roller will give a more textured finish than a shorter pile. For smooth walls I like the texture of a medium pile and I use Hamilton roller sleeves, but again that is just my preference.
     
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    Leaving out the pound shop disposable brushes, it is no harder to make a good brush that people will buy again than a bad brush that no-one will buy again. Which would you make if you were a brush maker?
     
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    There are a lot of cheap nasty brushes out there joe that are just not fit for purpose. All the sheds sell some really bad, really stiff bristle brushes that hold next to no paint and leave really terrible brush marks that will never fall out of oil based paints never mind water based. You also get ones that cast like crazy, have hardly any bristles and fall apart after one clean. I prefer to use decent quality that wear down well and last a long time.
     
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    Nobody is suggesting that you use the disposable brushes. A fine filament brush from a known manufacturer will be fine. No need to pay extortionate Purdy prices.
     
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    But do get Purdy roller sleeves - medium pile ;)
     
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    Always use purdy pro brushes and just invested in Wooster brushes and they are fantastic too , you get what you pay for
     
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