How To Choose the Best Paint Brushes for Your Project

How To Choose the Best Paint Brushes for Your Project

If you’re like most painters, you’ll want to use the best paint brushes for your job. There are many types of brushes, each with its own unique properties. With that in mind, it can be hard to know which ones are right for you.

Here are some tips to help you choose the best paint brushes for your project. I’ve also put together a list of the best Staalmeester brushes that are currently available.

Why Choose Staalmeester Brushes?

Using the right paintbrushes is important when painting walls, ceilings, or other large surfaces. Different types of paint require different brushstrokes in order to achieve the desired effect.

One of the best ways to determine what type of brush is best for a particular job is to look at the bristles. Paintbrushes with stiffer bristles are better for applying a fine layer of paint and are used for painting delicate surfaces such as walls or ceilings. Paintbrushes with softer bristles are better for applying a thicker layer of paint and are used for painting larger areas such as flooring or furniture.

Staalmeester brushes have a special blend of short and silky synthetic bristles with short and natural bristles. So they’re best for painting furniture and other items that need thick strokes of paint.

Another important factor to consider when selecting a paintbrush is the size of the brush head. The size of the brush head affects how much paint you can apply at once and how smoothly you can paint. Staalmeester brushes have brush heads that are both small and large, which allows you to apply a wide range of paint colors without having to change your brush often.

Lastly, some brushes work best when they’re paired with the kind of paint you’re using. Oil, watercolor, or acrylic? Each type of paint requires a different type of brush. For oil paintings, a round brush is ideal because it allows for a dense pigment spread. For watercolors and acrylics, a flat brush is more appropriate because it allows for greater detail and vibrancy in the colors.

Which Staalmeester Brush Should I Get?

If you’re painting a small area with a light coat of paint, a soft-bristled brush is best. If you’re painting a large area with a heavy coat of paint, a stiff-bristled brush is better. Staalmeester brushes are available in both soft and stiff bristles, so you can find the right one for your project.

  • Staalmeester Oval – Available in #40 and #45
  • Staalmeester Round – Available in #18, #20 and #24
  • Staalmeester Flat – Available in #10, #15 and #20
  • Staalmeester Pointed Sash – Available in #14 and #18

Staalmeester Oval Paint Brushes

Best Paint Brushes - Staalmeester Oval #45 - A Place Called Home GA
Staalmeester Oval #45 – A Place Called Home GA

An oval-shaped Staalmeester paintbrush works for both synthetic and water-based paints. Because it’s oval, it’s easy to switch between smaller and larger surfaces. The oval series is available in #40 and #45.

Best used for: Doors, furniture, window frames, and similar surfaces.

Staalmeester Round Paint Brushes

Best Paint Brushes - Staalmeester Round Synthetic Brush #20 - A Place Called Home GA
Staalmeester Round Synthetic Brush #20 – A Place Called Home GA

This round paintbrush can be used with both synthetic and water-based paints. It offers a high level of absorption, as well as a perfect balance and resistance to make handling the paint easy. You can choose between #18, #20, and #24.

Best used for: Projects with smaller surfaces like furniture, window frames, and edges.

Staalmeester Flat Paint Brushes

Best Paint Brushes - Staalmeester Flat Brush #15 - A Place Called Home GA
Staalmeester Flat Brush #15 – A Place Called Home GA

An all-purpose flat brush that works with synthetic and water-based paints. The Staalmeester synthetic blend means better paint absorption and a smoother finish. The handle is traditional beechwood and the ferrule is coppered.

The Staalmeester Flat brushes are available in #10, #15 and #20.

Best used for: Staining and varnishing large surfaces like wooden floors, railings, fences, etc.

Staalmeester Pointed Sash Paint Brushes

Staalmeester Pointed Sash #18 - A Place Called Home GA
Staalmeester Pointed Sash #18 – A Place Called Home GA

The pointed sash series from Staalmeester have synthetic blend bristles that work with all types of paint. Great for painting rounded edges and shaped profiles.

Best used for: Sculpted profiles like skirting, banisters, window frames, ledges, doors, and furniture.

Other Honorable Mentions

Painter’s Essential Kit

Painter's Essential Kit -  A Place Called Home GA
Copyright: Michel Bonomo Photography (Michel Bonomo Photography (Photographer)
Staalmeester Painter’s Essential Kit – A Place Called Home GA

Fusion’s new Painters Essential Kit is an affordable and beginner-friendly paint brush set. There are brushes in this bundle for pretty much any project you’ll create.

Five Staalmeester brushes are included:

  • Original Series Pointed Sash #18
  • Pro-Hybrid Series Round Synthetic #18
  • Pro-Hybrid Series Round #20
  • Pro-Hybrid Series 2027 Series Flat #15
  • Short Handle Natural Wax Brush #18

Paint Tray Kit

Paint Tray Kit - A Place Called Home GA
Fusion Paint Tray Kit – A Place Called Home GA

Fusion’s Paint Tray Kit boasts great value and it includes pretty much everything you need to paint any project. It’s also got a microfiber roller to help you get that smooth finish!

What’s in this kit?

  • 1 X 180 grit Reusable Sanding Pad
  • 1 X 220 grit Reusable Sanding Pad
  • 1 Roller with frame with microfiber roller
  • 1 Microfiber Roller Refill
  • 1 X 1 inch synthetic brush
  • 6 Cloths for wiping on Tough Coat or Hemp Oil
  • 1 Tip Guide with Pro Tips on How to Prep & Apply for maximum results

Conclusion

If you’re looking for the best quality paint brushes for your next project, these suggestions should help get you started. Have fun! And don’t forget to tag us if you’ve done a DIY project or two with our Staalmeester brushes at @aplacecalledhome_ga on Instagram!

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A certified Fusion Mineral Paint merchant… we carry the full Fusion line and love refinishing furniture and teaching customers how to “Paint It Beautiful”!

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