Painting a flat, sometimes you just need to do it yourself, and for that, you will need the right tools for painting. With painting there occur a lot of issues you sometimes don’t even think of, and you are saying to yourself „Oh, I wish I checked this out before!“ So here is some painting advice for you.

Painting becomes much easier when you use the right tools. For water based paint, use a nylon-bristle brush and natural bristles for oil-based paint because the water in the paint can make the natural bristles loose. Similarly, a foam brush is ideal for tricky work such as painting details or window exteriors. The brushes are used and throw kinds as they turn hard and can’t be cleaned easily. If you are planning to work with oil-based paint, natural bristles like ox or hog hair work very well as they hold paint better than artificial bristles. In case of latex paint, go for nylon and polyester brushes as they don’t absorb water like natural fibres.

After a hard day’s work, cleaning up the brushes can be a challenge, but it is essential. It’s important to use the right techniques to clean the paint off the brushes. For latex paint, use soap and water to clean instantly after painting. And in case the paint dries, use special solvents to take it off. Use your sink area to clean the brushes and be careful not to dispose of paint in an area where it might seep into the groundwater. Similarly, when cleaning oil-based paints, use a solvent such as a paint thinner or mineral spirits. Take a metal container, use two inches of thinner and twirl the brush till the paint comes off.

When you are done cleaning up the brushes, pack the moist paintbrushes and wrap them in plastic, close it with aluminium foil or paper. To maintain the shape, hang them upside down. For touch-ups, keep aside paint in a plastic mug or glass container. Label the containers with the name of the colour and brand. ‘Hatbanding’ is a common problem that occurs when you use a paintbrush for cutting in and a roller to apply the paint, resulting in an uneven texture along the ceiling and trim. To prevent this, roll the paint as close to the cut-in areas as possible.


If you want to miss all these procedures, the best solution would be to let the professionals do their job. Skilled painters and decorators will make it precisely, so you won’t have to worry at all, and for example, you can enjoy a free day in London or its surroundings.