I am going to paint a set of old wooden tv trays. Need a good small paint brush. Any recommendations?
Sorry. I meant paint brush.
Use disposable foam "brushes" as they will not leave brush marks. Stir plaintiff carefully so as not to get bubbles in it.
Hi Mindy, this is Peggy. Here are some tips on buying the right paint bush. Good luck Choosing the Right Brush - Sherwin-Williamshttps://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/sw-article-dir-intchoosebrush
You can always go to your nearest place like Home Depot and ask them about which brush is best, and what painting project you are working on.
My best to you!
At our local hardware store they always recommend Purdy brushes, You'll want one that can give you a smooth finish along with self-leveling paint - at least for the top. A 2"-3" one should do the job. For the legs you may want a smaller one - maybe a 1" depending on the size of the legs. Some people have great success with a good foam brush for a flat surface. With both of these, I'm assuming you're going to be painting them with a latex paint and no design, If you're going to be using a design, that is a whole different category. I don't have experience with those types of brushes so if that's what you mean, it would be a good idea to edit your question or even the extra comment you posted. To do that, roll over and/or click on the gray V on the upper right of the question box and an "Edit" option will pop-up. Click on that and then you can explain if you need artist brushes. I hope this helps you. -Linda
If you're going to stencil, you might consider a stencil brush. And yes, you can still use latex paint. Or you can use a small roller and stain plus paint as shown in the video below. I highly recommend that use your search feature on your computer and search ' How to stencil a tabletop '. That can help you see different methods and make you feel a lot more comfortable as you start your project.
Here's another link to several stencil projects from youtube.com. After you look at one, use your back button to return to the same list and watch another one. You'll see that there are different techniques for different projects and preferences. Wishing you the best! and good luck -Linda
My favorite brush is made by Wooster. It is a short handled brush that is angled. The handle is some type of rubber like material so it bends. It doesn't hurt your hand as much as wood and it's "bendy" for tight corners.
Whatever you choose, don't cheap out or you will be picking stray bristles out every few minutes.
Make sure you get the appropriate brush for the type of paint you are getting.
This is my favorite small paint brush. https://amzn.to/2x6umHz
Dixie Belle just came out with their own line of Synthetic brushes.
These are the next best thing since......sliced bread!
Our brushes are made with the highest quality Dupont synthetic blend Filaments that are on the market today. They can be suspended in water just like Cling On. They are made right here in the Good Ole USA.
The filament itself is a tapered filament that has been flagged to imitate the natural split ends of hog bristle. All the brushes do have a flat style trim except for the mini. The mini brush has a chisel trim style but the chisel shape is first hand formed during the manufacturing process. The hand forming process provides an even soft feel throughout the chisel shape.
These brushes are medium/stiff. Since they are made with SRT (Solid Round Tapered) Filament, they have great response with spring back and bend recovery for the flex. This helps with retaining the natural form and shape of the brush which is what you see and would expect from higher end professional paint brushes.
Mini (Shorty) $30
Here is a picture of our new brushes!