Painting with water based paint? Lightly moisten brushes or rollers with water before starting, and occasionally during painting, to keep them working freely. If using an oil based paint, use mineral turps to lightly moisten.
Step 5: Which tools are best?
Using quality tools will ensure the best finish, follow our guide below.
Tools for water based paints
Sunscreen (Low Sheen)
Medium to long nap synthetic roller (use longer nap on rough surfaces) or quality synthetic brush.
Sunscreen (Satin & Gloss)
Short nap synthetic roller on smooth surfaces or quality synthetic brush.
Trims (Satin & Gloss)
Short nap synthetic roller or quality synthetic brush.
Tools for oil based paints
Trims (High Gloss)
Short nap mohair roller or quality brush.
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