What is the best latex paint brush to paint a room with? As a third-generation house painter, I am picky about the tools and equipment I keep in my arsenal. There are a lot of paint brushes manufacturers out there, and the question gets asked a lot, which brand is best?
One brand stands alone—The Wooster Brush Company. Here in the U.S.A., Wooster manufactures rollers and brushes, including a line called the "Ultra/Pro Extra-Firm." Featuring a 1'', 1 1/2'', 2", 2 1/2", and 3''. The full spectrum of size allows you to select the brush right for the job. The Ultra/Pro Extra-Firm is far superior to most brushes. The crispness of the bristles allows for a great deal of accuracy when you need a perfect line. These brushes have great flowability due to their dense and springy body. This lets the user get more mileage out of every dip of the brush.
The Ultra/Pro Extra Firm paint brush is ideal for all latex ceiling paint, wall paint, primer, flat paints, glossy paints, stains, and varnishes.
What size brush do I need? The 1'' brush is great for getting into tiny places while actually being able to cut a straight line, especially in high-detail areas like around kitchen cabinetry. The 2 1/2'' brush is ideal for intricate woodwork such as window sashes. The 2 1/2'' is excellent for cutting walls and trim. It is big enough to hold enough paint to keep moving and small enough to maintain control and precision for straight lines. The 3'' is preferred for large spanning areas such as ceilings.
Another bonus is that they are manufactured right here in the U.S.A. As a professional painter, this is the only brush I use.
These brushes clean up easily. They are very durable and will last a long time.
How do I clean up my paint brush?
- Use a wire brush to remove any dried paint in the bristles.
- Keep the wire brush moving toward the bristles, never against the grain.
- Keep rinsing and working the brush until no more color is visible in the runoff water. Spin dry with a paint spinner.
- Return the paint brush to the sleeve it came from for safekeeping.
If you take care of your Wooster Ultra/Pro Extra firm, it will take care of you.
In conclusion, the Wooster Ultra/Pro Extra-Firm is a high-quality paint brush line that allows for better results and will last a very long time.