Paint Roller or Paint Brush: The Pros & Cons Of Each

If you’re a homeowner, you understand the need to paint. Updating your home is as simple as applying a fresh coat of paint that ties your aesthetic together. Finding the right color that brings your interior design vision to fruition is the easy part. The hard part is finding the time and the tools to complete the job.

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Maybe you’ve painted your fair share of interior walls, maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’ve wandered aimlessly through your local hardware store for the right painting supplies, only to be left confused. After all, you have brushes and rollers to choose from, right? What you might not know is there is a world of difference between the two, and each is ideal for certain applications. The expert painting contractors at CertaPro Painters break down the difference between the two painting tools to make your next painting project a breeze.

Rollers are designed to tackle the bigger painting projects, like living rooms, dining rooms, and master bedrooms. This tool allows you to cover a large area in a speedy and efficient manner. Rollers help provide a uniform and smooth paint finish. They’re easy to pick up and handle, making them a favorite among homeowners and professional paint contractors alike.

Brushes are a tool used to cut into tight spaces and paint small areas like trim, edges, corners. Brushes are also ideal for walls, cabinets, or other spaces with a lot of crevices or texture. They can also be used to create faux effects on surfaces.

Before you decide to use a roller or a brush, consider these factors:

  • The area to be painted.
  • The size brush or roller you’re going to need.
  • The texture of the surface to be painted (rough/smooth).
  • The quality of the roller or brush – cheap doesn’t always mean better.
  • The type of paint you’ll be using. Nylon bristles work best with latex paint, while natural bristles work better with oil paints.

When it comes down to it, the task at hand becomes the deciding factor of whether to use a brush or a roller. Your painting project has specific needs, whether you’re painting the kitchen cabinets or the master bedroom. For more help with choosing the right painting tools for your project, out to the experts at Greenville, SC painters.


The above was a guest post by Bob Hoffman.  Bob provides his customers with the best painting services in Greenville West, SC. Bob is a true professional who takes great pride in his work.

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