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    Angle-cut Vs square-cut paint brush

    Painters & Decorators

    Could you explain to me what differentiates an angle-cut paint brush from a square-cut brush? Which is better and why? In what scenarios should either option be used? Are there many jobs where both types of brush should be used? Thanks!

    Asked by LAURA on 21st Jan 2021
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    PG painting services

    "Hi Laura. Angled cut brushes are to help make the cutting (edges of the paint) easier and to create a neater finish without overlapping any paint. For example you would use this brush type at the top of the wall so that you don’t paint the ceiling or cornice the same colour. Square brushes are for the actual painting job to help you apply paint evenly over the summary, angled for borders, square for colouring in."

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    East anglian decorators

    "Hi I am a painter and I get on with square brushes but that's my preference. An angle brush is for cutting in to get a nice straight line u can use on cutting into ceilings or can be used as cutting in to gloss work ie door frames skirting boards
    Hope that helps"

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "I prefer angle brushes give a better edge but for covering big areas like doors or walls use a flat edge brush"

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    David Holden Carpentry

    "An angle brush is for what the title suggests.
    Painting with a square cut brush is what one needs to paint all surfaces, apart from a roller of course.
    An angle brush is for those angles and corners that require cutting in..Can be done with a square cut, but those who do not have painting experience or a steady hand, will probably end up with paint everywhere!
    Where walls are coloured and ceilings white, go within 2 - 3 cm of newly painted ceiling with roller then finish and cut with a 1" or 3/4" angle brush..The perfect finish. Use also the point of the angle to drawer your lines.

    Answered on 21st Jan 2021 - Member since May 2020 - report
    KII building services

    "Good afternoon,

    The angled cutting brush are basically for the use of cutting in with paint, around the edges of walls to get a straight line.
    The square edge brush seems to be more difficult for some to get this line, so they prefer to use the angles brush.

    To be honest, I do think it does help

    Hope this helped you out"

    Answered on 25th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Iulian Enachescu

    "The advantage of an angle-cut brush is that it goes neatly into the corners ( ex. Where the ceiling and 2 walls meet)
    The advantage of the square-cut it’s there when cutting it goes back ad forth while the angle-cut you either have to start again or turn the brush( when cutting-edge)
    Otherwise, both brush can be used the same way.
    It's just preferences really.
    Hope this helps."

    Answered on 27th Jan 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Angle cut brushes are perfect for cutting in and also you can get into corners a lot easier than square bristle brush. You could use both brushes on the same job it just depends how confident you are with a brush"

    Answered on 16th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Brother of the Brush

    "I like to use a a angle cut brush for cutting in and I would say most painters I know do and use this brush for cutting in but really whatever you feel most comfortable with and works for you"

    Answered on 7th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Big T Property Services Limited

    "I use a chisel tip brush for cutting in at more of a pace than a flat tip. It allows you to maintain keeping the brush at 45° angle and a good view of where your painting"

    Answered on 25th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    B A Plasterdec ltd

    "Angle brush is better for cutting in with but you can use both"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

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