Paint Tools & Sundries.

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The right tool for the job, is always the best!

There are many types of paints out there. Latex, enamels, lacquers, acrylics, epoxy, polyurethane, shellac, tar base, oil base, high solid - high viscosity, solvent and many others.


There are a lot of paint finishes that can be achieved with the paints available on the market now. Commonly the choices on the market for painting tools have been very limited when selling common economic or deluxe paint rollers, and the general purpose paint brush applicators.


HI-TECH Paint Roller have been slowly introducing innovations to help local paint contractors & DIY'ers achieve the potential of the paint that there is in the markets today.


The right way to choose a paint applicator is not to ask which is the best paint roller or paint brush, but rather which is the best tool to help you achieve your desired result.


Gloss, flat, rough surface, long lasting, very adhesive paint. This are just some of the many results that home-owners or contractors want to achieve.


Let us help you make that decision by pointing to you our list of products and what it's best for.


Below is a general introduction, which is followed by a more specific and detailed list of our products.


FACTORS AFFECTING FINISH

Smooth & Rough/Gloss & Flat

-Generally speaking, the longer the pile height the coarser is the finish and the shorter the pile the finer is the finish. (Velour's for large area, foam for small area) ( High Pile Polyester for Coarse wall )

Very adhesive to Normal adhesion

-The finer the material to be painted the more adhesive the paint becomes. To adhere to the fine material. The more adhesive the paint,the more tougher the paint roller material should be. Up to lint free status. (Good to best = Polyester, Acrylic, Polyamide, Nylon, Sheep Skin) ( Velour's & Microfiber is on another category)

Speed, Speed, Speed - Paint Pick Up / Longer Lasting Performance

- Now we also should consider speed and durability,specially when we are painting larger areas, so paint exchange should be good. This is where Microfiber comes in number one followed by Polyamide, Acrylic then Polyester.

      Product Description         Brand            Pile Height                                             Characteristics  /  Suitability                            

             

               FOAM          

             Foam Fine                 Baby Roller       11 mm             Simple varnishing job,and painting with gloss,small area. Synthetic resins,varnishes,                                                                                                                         base paints,oil-base paints (solvent resistant)

              Super Fine          Not yet introduced                    


           Flocked Foam           Orange Roller        11 mm         High quality varnishing job. Bubble eliminator - Synthetic resins,varnishes, base                                                                                                                                            paints,oil-base paints (solvent resistant) 

        Polyester, Knitted        

                  Hitech                Ordinary  Roller      12 mm          Low spraying, High square meter performance, durable,semi- smooth finish - Interior                                                                                                       dispersion paint, water base paints,oil-base paints (resistant proof) 

          Hitech Rough Surface                               24 mm          Low spraying, High square meter performance,durable.Interior dispersion paint,                                                                                                                                   water base paints,oil-base paints (resistant proof) 


         Polyester,woven     Not yet introduced     12 mm         Almost lint-free, for smooth finishes, very fine finish - interior dispersion paints,                                                                                                                compact paints,solid paints. 


            Acrylic, knitted

                Hitech mini roller            401                  12 mm         Good square meter performance, solvent resistant - water-based paints and                                                                                                                                     lacquers 

                Hitech medium roller     402                  12 mm        Corner painting possible, Good square meter performance, solvent resistant - water-                                                                                                                        based paints and lacquers 


          Poly-amide, woven

               Hitech Polyamide           7"& 9"                12 mm        Low spraying, good paint exchange,high square meter performance.synthetic                                                                                                             resins, acrylic resins,anti rust paint, dispersion paint, liquid plastics, ideal for solid                                                                                                                       paint. 

              Wool, woven         

            Hitech Gloss & Satin        12 mm        For smooth finish,High coverage - solvent based resins, sealing, base varnishes 

 

                  Microfiber

               Hitech Microstar           4", 7" & 9"              12 mm       Very high paint pick up, water-based paints. 


           Natural Lambskin

                      Not yet                introduced                20 mm           The best, cannot be beaten with regards to paint absorption, fine finish

                                                                                                            all of above - be careful when using alkaline    and fat-solving materials and                                                                                                                                    other solvents.




PAINT BRUSH


SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL BRISTLE/FILAMENT & ETC?


Likewise achieving a desired result with your paint brush as to you paint roller. HITECH belives that you need not spend much to get what you want.


Achieving excellent results in a brush painting project depends largely on the applicator you use. When it comes to choosing a quality paintbrush, the selection you make can be the difference between a job that looks average and one that looks fantastic. Paint brush can be highly useful for painting areas of any size be it small, medium or large and for all types of paint. A top-of-the-line brush will generally hold more paint, streak less, give a better finish and last longer.


Before you proceed and buy ask yourself this question.


                          1) Are you applying water- or oil-based paints? - Stay away from Natural/Hog this ten to lose stiffness when wet with water.

                          2) What types of surfaces will you be painting? - Stiffness vs flexibility plus durability to consider 

                          3) What sizes are your work surfaces? - Choose a smaller brush compared to the area to be painted.
                          4) Will you be working in corners and/or on edges? - Tipped, Flag, angular & much more to consider.

Quality, Type, & Size


A new coat of paint or stain is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to improve the look of everything from walls to floors to furniture. But a simple home improvement project can become a big mess if you don’t take the time to select the right tools for the job. Paint brushes are widely available at low prices, so it can be tempting to go with bargain brushes. However, unless you like the look of loose bristles in your paint,  it’s a mistake to buy brushes based only on price alone. Good brushes simply produce better and faster results, and they are more cost-effective in the long run when properly cared for.

High-Quality Features: There are a few key features to look for that will give you an indication of the quality of the brush. The metal band, known as the ferrule, should be noncorrosive and attached to the brush with screws or rivets, rather than a slip-on style. There should be multiple spacers separating the bristles to keep the bristles in place and create larger paint reservoirs and bristles should be densely packed.

          • Bristles should be tapered (or chiseled) at ends to create a smoother finish
          • Flagged (split) bristles hold more paint, which allows a more precise edge
          • Look for solid bristles, rather than hollow bristles which bend

Bristle Type: The two main bristle types are natural and synthetic. Synthetic brushes are made out of nylon and/or polyester and most can be used with water-based and oil-based paints. Brushes with natural bristles made from animal hair are preferred for oil-based paints but should never be used with water-based paints as they absorb the water and become limp.

          • Because natural bristles are softer than synthetic bristles, professionals prefer them for oil-based paints
          • Synthetic bristles offer more versatility as most can be used with water- and oil-based paints
          • The following chart outlines the different types of natural and synthetic bristles:


                               Brand                          Brush Type                              Natural or Synthetic                                              Note       
                        Globe no. 8888               China Black Bristle                          Natural                         Best for oil base paint, stains & shellacs

                        Hitech 777 Black             Nylon Bristle                                   Synthetic                      Best for water base paint - Not recommended  
                              Handle                                                                                                                          for shellac or lacquer
 
                     Hitech 777 Wooden       White Bristle / Polyester Blend             50%/50%                   Good For oil & water base paint produces                                      Yellow Handle                                                                                                                  smooth result.

                     Hitech 777 Plastic           White Bristle / Polyester Blend             50%/50%                   Good For oil & water base paint produces                                      Yellow Handle                                                                                                        smooth result. More proffesional feel handle

                    All Master Hitech             China Black Bristle                          Natural                         Best for oil base paint, stains & shellacs Thickest
                           Paint Brush
                         


Brush Shape and Size: Brush shape and size determine how and where the brush should be used. For added convenience and ease when tackling many painting projects, you’ll probably want to have several brushes of different shapes and sizes on hand. In relation to shape, brushes can have a straight edge or an angled edge. Straight edges are used for surface coverage, and angled edges are used for cutting into corners and edging. As for size, the brush should fit the job. If you need to cover large areas, a bigger brush will be much faster. If you need to paint window trim, a smaller brush will be better suited to application on narrower surfaces.

          • An angled edge makes it easier to get into corners and create precise edges around 
            molding, trim, cabinets and more
          • Having a variety of brush sizes and shapes allows for more convenient completion of
            projects
          • Brushes are made in a variety of sizes, but the four most common sizes are listed below:

1” (straight edged or angled)                                                                          
• Corners or window sashes
Edging, trim and windowsills
Tight corners, fine detail work 
2” (straight edged or angled)
• Woodwork and trim
Framework and molding
• Cutting into corners 
3” (usually straight edged)
• Large flat surfaces
• Cabinets, doors, beams,
  fences, stairs 
4” (usually straight edged)
Very large surfaces
Ceilings, walls, siding, floors







S.L.D - author


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