HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRUSH FOR YOUR DIY PAINT PROJECT

With 216 different paintbrushes and 230 paint rollers available at Bunnings, selecting a brush can be a daunting task for DIY painters.

50mm paint brush at Bunnings can range in price from a budget $2.95 all the way up to around $30. While it may be tempting to go for the cheaper option or make do with the one at the back of the shed, expert painter and Monarch brand ambassador Mark O’Connor says you get what you pay for.

“Cheaper brushes are coarser; they don’t hold their shape and they flare everywhere. You can’t cut straight lines. The hairs fall out onto the paint job. So, you have to take the hairs off the wall.”

Many DIYers pay top price for the paint, reasoning they can save money on the brush, he says. But the right brush is crucial to a quality finish. So how do you choose?

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