Does the brush really matter?
Maybe you’ve heard the adage: use natural bristle for oil-based paints and synthetic filament for latex-based paints. But beyond that, how much does the brush really matter?
Finding the right Wooster brush
The right brush highlights the paint.
The coatings industry evolves each year—with product upgrades and new government regulations. At The Wooster Brush Company, our job is to engineer new applicators that work with those changes to create better painting experiences AND better results.
The right brush triumphs over context.
And by “context” we mean the surface (substrate) and the environment (temperature and humidity). The right brush can help you overcome problem surfaces, adverse conditions, or both.
The right brush solves painting challenges.
Ask yourself, what’s most important to you in your next painting project? Do you want to create a quality finish, paint faster, or get value out of your tools? The right brush will help you achieve your goal.
What makes a great brush?
Wooster paint brushes utilize the best China bristle, exclusive synthetic filaments, unique blends, durable ferrules, as well as handles that provide good comfort and balance. We scour the globe for the best materials, and when those won’t do we sometimes even create our own.
The most important part of a paintbrush is the working end. Performance is based on the engineering of the filament (how it is finished or tipped); it affects the feel of the brush and the results you get. Every company guards their proprietary tipping methods, because they’re a big part of what makes each brand different.
Look at a brush edgewise. If it comes to a point, it has taper and will provide more control. Tapered filament helps paint flow for better coverage. It “pumps the paint” out to the surface and improves cutting-in. Untapered or level filament may reduce the price of the brush, but it also sacrifices capacity, coverage and control.