Best Paint Brush for Walls - UK Advice & Tips
Thanks for taking your time to read our information on the best paint brush for walls. When it comes to painting the walls in your home, you do have a number of choices to make in terms of what you use to paint them with. These are:
- Some form of paint roller
- A set of good quality paint brushes
- A sprayer
Of these three main choices, using paint brushes will create the least mess and allow you to really concentrate on the detail of your painting. They are however the slowest method and will take longer than either rolling or spraying.
Harris 101011006 Essentials Walls & Ceilings Paint Brush 5 Pack
94% based on 4,000+ online buyer reviews
This is the biggest seller online and these brushes are designed to paint both walls and ceilings.
This is a set of 5, and you do need a set like this to properly paint your walls.
The different paint brush sizes means you can choose the right paint brush for the area you are painting
These will help you paint around plug sockets, light switches and other smaller areas of your walls and ceilings
This set has a 1/2", 1", 1.5" and two 2" brushes
Harris Seriously Good Walls & Ceilings Paint Brush 5 Pack
94% based on 1,500+ online buyer reviews
These are a higher grade of paint brush than their basic range we have described above.
They are better quality as they have a better paint pick up which will give a better finish
These brushes have been designed specifically for use with emulsion paints thanks to a specialised blend of synthetic filaments
This set has a 1/2", 1", 1.5" and two 2" brushes
Coral 31416 Zero Paint Brushes with No Loss of Bristle
92% based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews
This is a set of 3 paint brushes from the popular Coral brand and an inexpensive option
These brushes are filled with advanced filaments which offer firm control and a good finish
You get 1x 1" Paint brush; 1x 1.5" Paint brush; and 1x 2" Paint brush which is ideal for those hard to reach areas and for edges
These brushes help you when painting with water based paints and emulsion
There is no hair loss and the grips are a soft grip which feel pretty good in your hands
Bizwizz 5pc Professional Paint Brushes with Strong of Bristle Paintbrush Heads
82% based on 3,000+ online buyer reviews
This is a set of 5 paint brushes from the Bizwiss and there are considered mid-range in price
These brushes are synthetic and will produce a high quality finish
You get 1x 0.5" (12mm), 1x 1" (25mm) , 1x 1.5" (38mm) ,1x 2" (50mm) ,1x 2.5" (63mm)
These brushes really work best with water based paints and emulsion
I felt these were very comfortable in my hand and easy to use for long periods.
Amtech S3960 Professional Wall Brush, 4-Inch
86% based on 500+ online buyer reviews
This is a single brush from Amtech and can be used for interior/exterior paints, emulsion, stains and varnishes.
This is a good quality, plastic and metal, brush that comes with a 3 year warranty.
It is classed as semi-professional and it works very well with all types of paint to give a great finish.
This brush is 4" but I found it was great for cutting in as it holds the paint very well and gives very precise control.
Our Wall Painting Tips
The key to any good wall painting job is preparation. We have already written a useful article on how to prepare a room for painting, which is certainly worth a read. In this section though we are going to offer our tips just about wall painting.
Painting New Interior Walls
In the UK, almost every interior wall will be made of plasterboard, and will also be plastered with a coat of plaster and then a finishing coat. You need to be sure that is fully dried out before attempting to paint it.
The answer to this is complicated and it will really depend on the temperature of the room. It is advisable to wait at least a week before painting new plaster. We have seen cases of having to wait for a month for the fresh plaster to be completely dry.
You can be sure plaster is dry when there are no dark patches on your freshly plastered surface before you attempt to paint it.
If you are really pushed for time, then you might be able to get away with painting it as early as 3-4 days, but just be careful.
Painting Existing Interior Walls
The condition of your existing walls is what will determine how to paint them. Those walls could have wallpaper on them, or paint on them or indeed a combination of both.
We have also seen many situations where there are several layers of wallpaper and paint, and you never quite know until you decide to paint the walls.
You can decide to just paint over whatever is there as long as it is cleaned first. In kitchens or dinettes, it may also need to have a degreaser applied to help remove grease. Likewise this would need to happen if there has been smokers in the house.
What Type of Paint is best for Walls?
In almost all cases an emulsion paint is what you should use. There are of course many variants of indoor wall paint so the choices are quite wide. Some people like Satin finishes, some prefer a sheen, others something flat like eggshell.