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brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by trogg » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:08 pm

Hi, yet another question for you.

Today I had a little bit of ceiling to paint so I just used a brush, looked good and was very quick, so, I'm thinking of trying a emulsion brush.
Anyone still use them ? Recommend a brush ? Screwfix have a Harris trade but it has bad reviews.
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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by Duck_Tape » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:51 am

Hi Trogg
I am not trades just DIY so there may be better answers out there, but just to ask how much ceiling are you proposing to paint with a brush? A small area is fine (1m by 1m) you wouldn’t need to move a ladder but a whole ceiling even in a small bedroom could be slow and painful on the arm. Even a mini roller wold take time and I would favour a mini roller over a brush most times on a ceiling, and a big roller most of the time. (the main painted area, not the cutting in) If a small or large roller is ripping off bits of ceilings old decorative finish and then redepositing then back on the ceiling as the roller rolls, then more prep work is needed on the ceiling. Goggles and a quality PP3 mask are a good idea if you need to scrape/ sand/ or otherwise remove old paint or other finishes

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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by trogg » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:07 pm

Thank you Duck_Tape,

I've got all the equipment including 9" rollers, however I was surprised how quick I painted with a small paintbrush ( 40mm Purdy brush) and I thought it might be worth a try with a larger brush.... I've got a whole house to decorate , the walls will be half paint and half wallpaper.
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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by Rorschach » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:20 pm

A single coat freshen up is ok with a brush on a small ceiling, it's all I use when I do bathrooms or small bedrooms. Any bigger than that though and it's definitely a roller.
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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by toolbox » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm

Rorschach wrote:A single coat freshen up is ok with a brush on a small ceiling, it's all I use when I do bathrooms or small bedrooms. Any bigger than that though and it's definitely a roller.
Yes fine for bathrooms etc I still have some old whitewash brushes from my father in law great but b****y hard on the wrist!
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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by Desmondo15 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:56 pm

A loaded roller will wiz all over a brush on walls and ceilings.
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Re: brush instead of roller for ceilings and walls

Post by Tom d'Angler » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:05 am

If the ceilings are flat then you are likely to end up with loads of brush marks. If the ceilings are textured then you won't get brush marks but it will be very hard work. Even a small ceiling will look better if rollered, especially if you use the correct roller sleeve, a pole, and lay it off properly as you go.
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