Here are some tips to help you choose the right paintbrush for your painting job:

    • The size of the brush used is based on how large a space you’re painting.
    • Choose either natural or synthetic bristle brushes when applying oil-based paint.
  • Use only a synthetic bristle brush when applying water-based (latex) paint.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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