Did you know that choosing the correct brush for your DIY task could make all the difference to the quality of the job and the speed it takes to complete it? Follow this handy guide to help you pick the right brush for your next DIY task.

Inside the home

Synthetic Bristle Brush

Synthetic bristle brushes are a great all rounder brush, suitable for most jobs but excels at applying water-based interior paints and glosses. The synthetic bristles do not absorb water and expand, which makes it easier to achieve straight lines with an even finish.

We have a wide range of synthetic bristle brushes in our stores starting at 13mm through to 100mm.

Mixed Natural & Synthetic Bristle Brushes

Our professional range of brushes containing a mix of both natural & synthetic bristles are perfect for achieving an ultra-fine finish with oil-based paints. These brushes can also be used with water-based paints, but remember the natural bristle mix will absorb the water and expand.

We have a wide range of mixed bristle brushes in our stores starting at 13mm through to 100mm.

Cutting In Brush

A cutting brush is an essential tool for achieving the perfect finish. The angled head makes it easier to create straight lines at the edges of walls, skirting boards or coving.

Available in 25mm with 100% synthetic bristles.

Emulsion Block Brush

For larger painting jobs applying water-based paints, look no further than our 120mm emulsion block brush. The synthetic bristles and soft grip handle make quick work of larger surfaces.

Clean immediately after use, as recommended by paint manufacturer. Rinse in clean water and allow to air dry, keeping the bristles straight.

Paste Block Brush

When wallpapering, our 120mm paste block brush is perfect for loading your paper with paste. With 100% synthetic bristles and a comfy grip handle.

Clean immediately after use, as recommended by paste manufacturer. Rinse in clean water and allow to air dry, keeping the bristles straight.

Paper Hanging Brush

Our paperhanger’s brush is used to smooth over the surface of all wallcoverings after it has been hung, to gently push out any trapped air bubbles and to ensure the paper is evenly pressed onto the wall.

Radiator / Reach Brush

For accessing difficult areas such as behind radiators or cupboards, a reach brush – also known as a radiator brush – should be used for painting or cleaning. With an angled mixed bristle head suitable for all types of paint and an extra-thin long-reach wooden handle. This radiator brush has excellent paint pick-up and distribution.

Fitch / Artists Brush

Fitch or Artists brushes can be round or flat and are handy little brushes for touching up small areas and getting into awkward spaces like behind pipes. They are also perfect for more intricate, precise brush strokes for hobbyist, craft work or painting models 

Outside the home

Masonry Brush

The best brush for applying water-based smooth and textured masonry paints to exterior brickwork is our 120mm exterior block brush. Made with 100% synthetic bristles and a plastic soft grip handle, this brush makes quick work for outside projects.

Clean immediately after use, as recommended by paint manufacturer. Rinse in clean water and allow to air dry, keeping the bristles straight.

Shed & Fence Brush

The best brush for applying wood treatments and preservatives to sheds and fences is our 120mm shed & fence block  brush. Made with 100% synthetic bristles and a plastic soft grip handle, this brush is perfect for covering larger outdoor surfaces.

Clean immediately after use, as recommended by paint manufacturer. Rinse in clean water and allow to air dry, keeping the bristles straight.