Are Pricey Paint Brushes Worth the Extra Money?

Short answer:  YES!  Pricey paint brushes can save you time and money in the long run.  Chris Berry, professional painter says, “You may be tempted to buy cheap paint brushes when you visit the hardware store.  Let me give you a few reasons why that’s not the best idea and why you’ll save yourself time and money by using better quality brushes.”

I can personally attest to this.  My husband is a professional painter and he always says the quality of tools you use is key in creating a beautiful finish – which of course is the goal of adding paint to any surface!  Using higher quality tools saves you time, saves you money, and gives you a better result.


For one, higher quality brushes will give you straighter lines, which means less time cutting in where two colors meet.  Two, you’ll end up with a smoother finish, with fewer stray brush hairs ending up stuck to your wall.  And three, your brush will last longer, meaning you’ll buy fewer brushes over time. Important tip: how you clean your bushes is VERY important.  Protect your investment by maintaining them properly.**