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Types of Paint and Paint Brushes

In this blog post we will discuss the types of paint as well as the types of brushes that work best with these types of paint to ensure that you get the best paint application every time. In essence, there…

Primer Before Paint: Why is it important?

In this post we will discuss the importance of applying primer before paint as well as the two main types of primer. Before starting any new painting job you will need to prepare all surfaces for paint. This means ensuring…

How to choose a paint roller?

Starting a new painting project and not sure which paint roller to use? Read on to find out how to choose a paint roller for your project. How to choose the correct roller fabric: Choosing the correct roller type is…

How are paint rollers made?

If you've ever wondered " How are paint rollers made?" you've come to the right place. Read on to find out more about how paint rollers are made today. Thermofusion is a method used to fix the roller fabric to…

Traditional Brush Making

For hundreds of years, brushes were made by hand using very basic methods. The traditional brush maker’s “shop” consisted of four pan hands who worked around a pan frame. This was a strong table with a central hole in which…

The History Of Painting

Throughout recorded history, humans have had the desire to decorate their living space. As long ago as 38,000 B.C., people used paint made from soot, earth, and animal fat to adorn the walls of their caves. In ancient Egyptian society,…

How To Clean Your Paint Brushes

It is best to clean your paint brushes immediately after they have been used. Soaking brushes in solvent or in water can not only damage the filament, especially if strong solvents are used, but can also cause the wedges inside…

How To Paint Over Stains

How to paint over stains: Ever get to a job site to find that the homeowner has a child that is an aspiring art maestro? Is their canvas their bedroom walls and their medium of choice a permanent marker? Every…

The Humble Brush

This basic but highly essential decorating tool has been the subject of many myths over the years. If we go back in time to around 30 years ago. Paint brushes in the UK were almost exclusively made from pure bristle.…

How To Load A Paint Brush

In this post, we'll discuss how to load a paint brush, specifically how to load Pioneer brushes to ensure the best results. Pioneer brushes are made with a high fill content and medium to long filaments. We use our own…

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