the right tools
Brushes and Rollers
Rollers are time savers when painting flat areas and are
available for smooth as well as textured surfaces. Brushes
do a better job on woodwork, trim, window parts and
Latex paints require synthetic bristle brushes (polyester
or nylon). The water in latex paint will ruin natural
For oil based paints, use natural bristle brushes or good
quality synthetic brushes.
Use a 3", 3 1/2" or 4" brush for large flat surfaces;
walls and ceilings, floors and stairs, siding, shakes and
shingles, masonry and brick.
Use a 1", 1 1/2" or 2" brush for smaller surfaces;
woodwork, door frames, shutters, furniture and
Use 1", 1 1/2" or 2" long handles brushes, straight or
angled, for hard-to-reach areas of woodwork, molding and
furniture, for window sash and when cutting straight lines
of wall paint to molding or ceiling lines.
Oil and latex paint may be used with all paint roller
covers. Use a 7" or 9" medium pile or short nap roller for
flat paint on smooth surfaces: walls and ceilings, floors
and steps, wood siding, shakes and shingles.
Use a 7" or 9" short nap roller only for semi-gloss and
gloss enamels on smooth surfaces; kitchen, bathroom,
hallways and cabinets.
Use a 9" deep pile roller for rough or textured surfaces:
cinder block, rough wood siding, masonry and brick, wire
fencing, textured walls.
Use a "looped texture" roller for texturing paints to
produce stucco effects.
You may find it easier to use a handle extension for
painting exteriors, ceilings and the tops of walls. Hyde
roller frame handles are threaded to accept extension
House Painting Tips & Ideas
House Painting Tips
You probably want a
classy home interior painting without spending too much money
and exerting too much work. If that’s the case you can simply
refer to the following tips for interior house painting...
Aside from the feel
and general appearance that you would want to create in your
home office, the choice of paint colors likewise put on a great
effect on your productivity rate when it comes to your working
Home Painting Design
Home painting design is an endeavor that is usually
thought about by homeowners. When this is the case, you
need to keep in mind that you have to deal with a design
that truly fits your own taste or else your expenses would
be for nothing at all...