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Different surfaces require different painting tools

Painting is a great way to refresh the look of your home or office, however, choosing the right paint brush or roller is really important to ensure the finish looks professional and lasts long.

Using the wrong paintbrush or roller can result in an uneven finish and wasted time, effort and paint! In this blog, we'll explore the benefits of using the correct paintbrush or roller for specific surface types.

  1. Smooth surfaces - For smooth surfaces like walls, ceilings, and trim, a roller is the best choice. A short-nap roller is ideal for smooth surfaces because it applies paint evenly and quickly. The shorter the nap, the smoother the finish. A 9mm roller nap is a good choice for most smooth surfaces. Take a look at Hamilton’s Polypile Roller – perfect for smooth walls and ceilings.

  2. Textured surfaces - For textured surfaces like stucco, popcorn ceilings, or textured walls, a thicker-nap roller is ideal. A 19mm roller nap can help reach into the crevices of textured surfaces, ensuring the paint gets applied evenly. When painting textured surfaces, it is important to avoid using a brush, as it can leave marks and result in an uneven finish. Consider a Hamilton’s Roughcoat Roller for really rough surfaces or Hamilton's Classic Roller for a less textured surface.

  3. Wood surfaces - For wood surfaces like furniture or trim, a paintbrush is the best choice. A natural bristle brush is best for oil-based paints, while a synthetic bristle brush is ideal for latex paints. When choosing a paintbrush, look for one with densely packed bristles, which will hold more paint and create a smoother finish. Our Hamilton’s Fibreglass Brush is just the brush for the job.

  4. Metal surfaces - For metal surfaces like doors or cabinets, a foam roller is the best choice. Foam rollers apply paint smoothly and evenly, making them ideal for metal surfaces. It is also important to choose a paint that is specifically designed for metal surfaces to ensure long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion. The Hamilton’s Vestaron Supafoam Roller is “best-in-class”!

  5. Masonry surfaces - For masonry surfaces like concrete or brick, a roller with a thick nap is ideal. The longer roller nap can help reach into the pores of the surface, ensuring the paint gets applied evenly. A paintbrush can also be used for smaller areas or intricate designs, but a roller is more efficient for larger areas. The Hamilton’s Classic or Roughcoat Roller and Hamilton’s Utility brush are perfect tools for the job.

Using the correct paintbrush or roller for specific surface types not only makes the painting process easier but also ensures a professional-looking finish. It is important to invest in quality paint brushes and rollers to ensure they last longer and perform well. By choosing the right tool for the job, you can achieve the best results and enjoy the benefits of a freshly painted space.

Don’t ask for a paintbrush or roller, ask for Hamilton’s!

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