My Favorite Paint Tools.
While thinking about what are my favs are the list grew and grew! I love using so many things to get the right finish. But I will narrow it down to just a handful of my absolute must-haves and why!
I have 3 containers full of brushes, I believe you can never have too many. I love trying out new brands, styles, etc so anytime I see a sale, I grab a pack.
But really there are 3 brushes I use 99% of the time from my large selection.
- My large flat
- Medium Round
The older and crustier the better in my opinion. This is perfect for dry brushing and giving things a rustic, vintage, old, dirty look! And they are cheap so if it gets too crusty I don’t feel bad grabbing a new one.
If you are looking for a stained look but hate the smell of oil-based stains you need a pack of baby wipes. They give you an effortless faux-stained look using any color! Wrap the baby wipe around your finger, dip it in paint, and rub it on your wood surface. Done! I get asked if you can use a damp paper towel or rag and yes you can. Here is what I have learned. Paper towels tend to not hold up as well and break down faster. Rags work just as well but 2 things, laundry and well laundry.
I only started using these a year ago and can’t imagine painting small pieces any other way now. So easy to get a smooth flawless finish on those small delicate pieces. I really try to make these little sponges stretch so will cut them in have and then just cut then painted ends off to get as many applications as I can.
Using the sticky side up, masking tape is so helpful in holding those small delicate pieces while painting!
If you are just getting started crafting picking the right tools may seem daunting as there are so many choices! But I can say from experience to just start with a few, test them out, and if you hate them try something else. Brushes/tools are very personal, as you continue to craft/paint you will find favorites of your own. Favorite styles, brands, and sizes will come the more you experiment. I hope sharing My Favorite Painting Tools with you was helpful! I hope this takes out some of the guesswork as you get started crafting!
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