It is important to apply paint products with quality tools to gain the best possible result. Quality brushes and rollers form thicker and smoother coat of the paint product on the surface, which provides perfect appearance and long life of the coating.
Quality tools make application easier and quicker. The choice of the right tool depends on the type of works you are going to do and a paint product.
Brushes are made of natural and artificial fibers, such as nylon or polyether.
It is better to use brushes with natural fur when you apply alkyd-based or oily paints but brushes with artificial fur can be also used.
Use the brushes with artificial fur solely for acrylic and latex paints. They keep the form and stay tough no matter how much water the paint contains.
The choice of the brush size is also a very important thing and shall be made in each definite case. Big brushes are intended for coating of large areas and the small ones are intended for small areas.
Pay your attention on the following features of a brush to create smooth and perfect coat of the paint product:
Keep the following directions for application with brushes to receive quality coat on the surface:
If apply on the wood the finishing coating is performed along the fibers. If apply on the ceiling the finishing coating is performed toward the light income for the brush traces will be less visible.
Squeeze the brush with a spatula or a scraper to remove rests of liquid paint products after application. Then clean it with dry cloth, wash in a thinner and line it dry.
A paint roller is a convenient hand tool for painting and plastering. It is easy to use and demands no additional conditions or equipment. A paint roller helps easily coat large areas, apply wallpaper glue and coat walls with decorative stucco. It has a simple construction and needs no special engineering skills when use. The cylindrical part of the tool can be made of plastic, wood or aluminum. The fur is the working part and fixed on the cylinder of the roller. Its aim is to absorb the paint and then apply it on the surface.
Basically the paint rollers are intended for coating of large areas, like ceilings, walls, floors, because they make the process of application quicker and easier. But the rollers have one significant drawback: it is difficult to coat small and narrow areas of the surface with them. That is why, you possibly need paint rollers of several sizes and one or a couple of brushes.
There are paint rollers for definite types of work. They can be define as mini-, medium-, façade, frame, professional, special and universal. In other words, paint rollers are intended for floor, wavy surfaces, aggressive and structural surfaces, laminating and squeezing of wallpapers.
Pay attention to the material of the paint roller fur, when you chose it:
Paint rollers for application of acrylic and latex paints shall be made of synthetic materials. Oily and alkyd paints can be applied with a paint roller made of natural and synthetic fibers.
A roller with velour fur is intended for almost all kinds of paints because it is resistant to aggressive thinners. It applies painting solutions rather evenly but increases consumption rate a little.
A roller with natural fur has a good application rate and absorbs much paint for each dipping. But this tool spoils quickly and before each use it is necessary to roll it out to remove all pilled hair.
It is considered that the most reliable paint rollers are with polyamide hair. They can be used with all kinds of paints. They are durable and practical.
The length of the fur hair is very important when you choose the paint roller.
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To apply the paint evenly and without runs it is important to roll the paint roller out on a special tray or on a sheet of a carton or plywood before application. The paint roller will contain enough paint for coating.
In case to use the same roller for application 2 or more colors of the paint, it is necessary to roll out the roller thoroughly on a sheet of a carton or plywood till you will make sure that the previous one color has disappeared. Then start applying the paint on the surface.
Do not use one and the same paint roller for application of different types of paint, even if the roller was washed well with an appropriate thinner.
There is no quicker tool for paint application then a spraying gun if apply on large areas.
There are 2 types of spraying guns:
Directions for preparing, exploitation and care for the equipment of compressed-air and airless spraying guns are set in their technical data sheets.
How to use a spraying gun: