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 )
-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 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)
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.
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
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.
Hitech Gloss & Satin 12 mm For smooth finish,High coverage - solvent based resins, sealing, base varnishes
Hitech Microstar 4", 7" & 9" 12 mm Very high paint pick up, water-based paints.
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.
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:
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
• Brushes are made in a variety of sizes, but the four most common sizes are listed below:
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