First off, never buy those extremely cheap brushes for any painting project on your home. Picking the right brush is key to a great looking finish and not to mention the ease of the painting process itself.
There are two types of "more expensive" brushes to consider.
A natural bristle painting brush is best when used for oil base paints, stains, polyurethane, lacquer, shellac, and varnishes.
The natural bristle will provide and easy application and smooth coat. We do not recommend using this natural bristle brushes for water based paints because they tend to absorb the water in the paint.
Painting Artist, Inc utilizes a synthetic bristle brush when using both water based paints and oil based paint. A quality synthetic bristle brush is available with sanded tips that provide the painter ease when cutting in. It provides a very straight line.
Synthetic bristle brushes have a longer life than the natural ones and cleanup much easier.
Remember to keep in mind that you should buy a brush that will hold more int in the bristles to increase your speed. Always go for the better quality paint brush!
For further guidance in choosing the correct painting products, contact Painting Artist, Inc. 772-626-7159