The Right Tool for the Right Job
When working with paint, there are many times when you want a smooth finish. Even though brush strokes may create an interesting effect here and there, it can be tough to get rid of them when they are unwanted. The solution? Mop brushes.
Mop brushes are an excellent way to fan out brush strokes that create an uneven streak like appearance. Mop brushes come in a variety of sizes so make sure to stock up. I tend to keep more than tow or three of each size as I use them in multiple areas with multiple colors that I don’t necessarily want to cross pollinate so to speak.
Helpful sequence and tips for using mop brushes:
1) Don’t use the mop brush to apply paint. Lay your color down fist with whatever brush is needed for the area / detail you are painting.
2) Use a dry mop brush to lightly go over the painted area to blend the color and or brushstrokes with.
3) Wipe and wipe often. Keep your mop brush as dry of paint as you can. Paint buildup on the brush can create a soggy wet brush which will negate the smoothing effect.
That’s it! Sound easy? For those of you who enjoy painting, be sure to try out mop brushes if you haven’t had a chance to before.