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 7: Which tools are best?
Using quality tools will ensure the best finish, below is a suggested guide.
Application Tools for water based paints
Living and Bedroom (Low Sheen & Matt), kitchen & Bathroom, Ceiling
Synthetic (12mm pile) roller, synthetic brushes
Trim water based (Sating & Gloss
Short nap synthetic roller or quality synthetic brush
Application Tools for oil based paints
Trim Oil based (Satin & High Gloss)
Short nap mohair roller or quality brush.
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