Rollers Vs. Brushes—What to Know
Using a high-quality paint brush or paint roller offers a number of benefits:
• Smoother coverage
• Holds more paint, which saves you time
• Improves productivity by releasing more paint with less effort
• Fewer runs, drips and spatter
• Is easier to clean and lasts longer
Typically, you'll use a roller for large, flat wall areas and a paintbrush for "cutting in." Cutting in refers to painting the corners at walls and ceilings, or around baseboards and door/window trim.
Good to Know!
When using alkyd (oil-based) paints, use paint thinner to properly clean paint brushes, rollers and surfaces. This is essential if you want to maintain and reuse your paint tools. Thinner can also be used to reduce the thickness of oil-based paints.