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The Perfect Paintbrush—and How to Choose It

Synthetic Bristles

Brushes made with nylon or polyester bristles (or a nylon/polyester mix) work best with water-based latex paints and finishes. They hold their shape and stiffness, and last a long time with proper care. They are also easy to clean; often running water is all that’s required.

Related:  The Basics of Paint Selection

The Perfect Paintbrush—and How to Choose It

Not all paintbrushes are created equal, nor are they all the right fit for every job. Use this guide to determine the best brush for your project. | By Jennifer Noonan, BobVila.com