When it comes to painting your home, it is important to be equipped with the best paintbrushes available to ensure that the paint is applied neatly and evenly and to give you a professional-looking finish. The best type of paintbrush, however, will differ depending on the surface that you are working on, whether that be brick, wood, or an interior wall or ceiling.


The Best Paintbrushes for Walls and Ceilings:

Walls and ceilings are extremely common surfaces for painting due to making up a large portion of a home’s interior. The best paintbrushes for these areas are ones that have soft bristles and offer a large retention of paint. These features will allow quick and easy coverage of flat surfaces as well as forgiveness when it comes to more uneven ones, due to the flexibility of soft bristles. Another benefit is that they are very simple to clean, as they are often designed for use with water-based paints, which can be washed off with just water.

We provide a Harris range of soft bristle brushes that ensure a quick and effective application of emulsion paint (which is water-based) on walls and ceilings. They come in a variety of shapes, with the flat brushes targeting the main body whilst our blade and angled designs help tackle the areas that require extra precision/reach. The Harris wall and ceiling brushes can be bought as individual items or as part of a pack containing different sizes (from 1-2 inches), allowing optimal painting versatility.


The Best Paintbrushes for Woodwork:

When woodwork is involved, paintbrushes will need different characteristics than those used on walls and ceilings. These brushes will need to have harder, more tapered, and more precisely trimmed bristles to tackle and have more control over the grooves of wooden surfaces. Because of the need to paint smaller areas on wood, these kinds of brushes should ideally retain less paint than those used for walls and ceilings, and this is aided by having tighter packed bristles.

Our range of Harris paintbrushes are specifically designed for painting woodwork in a variety of finishes, such as gloss, eggshell, or satin. These woodwork brushes come in our standard sizing, but we also provide larger models for fences and decking, allowing for quicker and more large-scale wood painting projects. No matter whether you intend on painting a small item of wooden furniture or a line of fencing, there will be a paintbrush in the Harris Woodwork line that will give you a sublime painting experience.


The Best Paintbrushes for Masonry:

When it comes to masonry, the best kind of paintbrush will have bristles that are composed of synthetic materials, making them resistant to the rough surface of masonry. A strong square or rectangular shape will also be required for a consistent coverage of paint. The Harris masonry flat brush has been tailored to give striking results on brick and stone. We sell a single masonry flat brush (which has a standard size of 2 inches), as well as a masonry roller set which includes the regular brush and a roller. The set will be good for both regular and wide-scale painting, especially if you need the convenience of large coverage but also the precision for smaller areas.


5 Tips for Looking After Your Paintbrushes:

  • Clean Thoroughly: Rinse the brush in water immediately after use. Use a cleaning brush or your fingers to remove any trapped paint.
  • Reshape the Bristles: Press the bristles of the paintbrush against your hand or use a brush shaper. This will prevent fraying which will preserve the quality of your brush.
  • Store Correctly: Hang your brushes upside down to allow the bristles to completely dry. Avoid storing them upright or in a tight space as this can bend the bristles.
  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly inspect your paintbrushes for any potential damage (such as the signs mentioned previously). The sooner you discover these issues, the easier it will be to fix them and prevent further damage.
  • Avoid Soaking for Extended Periods: While it is important to clean your paintbrushes, do not leave them in water for long periods of time as can tarnish the metal of the brush.

A successful redecoration of your home is much easier to attain when you pick the right type of paintbrush. At BS Fixings, we have an array of paintbrushes that will aid you in either adding a personal touch to your new property or bringing a fresh lease of life into your home.

Browse our collection of paintbrushes on our website and find the right equipment to make your design ideas come to fruition! And if you need any further information, send us an email at info@bsfixings.co.uk or give us a call on 03330 117818 and we will get back to you.