A fresh coat of paint is a great way to refresh the look of your outdoor or indoor living space. The type of surface, task and paint you use will determine which type of brush you need. Paint brushes come in a variety of sizes, end types and bristles. The two main types of bristles are natural and synthetic. Natural bristles are best for applying oil-based paints, while synthetic brushes are best for water-based latex paints. Foam paint brushes absorb and hold all types of paints, stains and urethanes. They are a low cost option and provide a smooth finish but won't last as long.
When it comes to size, a thin brush is ideal for windows and trim. An angled paint brush is cut at a slant, making it easier to paint clean lines and trim. A paint roller quickly and efficiently covers large, flat surfaces. This can save you time and ensure the beautiful, finished result you want.