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How To Minimize Bristle Marks By Wetting Your Paintbrush
Among some of the best DIY paint hacks is wetting your brush before you start. This enhances and smooths the transfer of paint onto the wall, making it easier to get started.
Dampened bristles are less stiff, which reduces the effects of splatters and bristle marks. It also prevents the paint from going too deeply into the brush, aiding cleanup.
It's important to note that dampening the bristles before starting the job is not appropriate in every situation. Some brushes and paints specifically work better when dry.
To wet your paintbrush, dunk it in a bucket of clean water several times or leave it under a running water faucet for a few seconds, making sure that all the bristles become wet.
Next, try to remove as much excess water as possible by tapping the brush against the side of a sink and squeezing the bristles hard to force out any remaining extra water.
The wet bristles will be more flexible, making it easier to scrape off excess paint against the side of the can. The paint will glide onto the wall with no bristle strokes visible.