Why should you not use an oil paint brush on latex paint?

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I will tell you the reason I have painted 37 years ..since the age of 13 when I started with my uncles during summers when school let out..Oil based brushes are made with chinese bristle or ox hair…They are a natural hair and the water used in latex paint and to clean the brushes when they dry out make the natural bristles brittle and they start to break after stored then used again for they dry out..with oil based paints you use spirits,turpentine, or paint thineer to clean them which has oil in them, so the oil from the thinner is similar to humans having a natural oil in thier hair keeping them pliable and not brittle…this is why people have split ends and brittle hair is usually from the hair not having enough oil in it due to dyes, bleaching, perms etcetera…The true chinese bristle paint brushes are super fine and make the oil based paints flow better with fewer brush marks in them…But when used with water..it dries the bristles out..making them break..

6 Responses to “Why should you not use an oil paint brush on latex paint?”

  1. Rei..the twin of DNAangel says:

    the paint brush is allergic?
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  2. Justin says:

    use a latex paint brush
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  3. Truth says:

    The bristles are designed to work with oil base. Water base will ruin an oil base brush. A latex brush is not made to be used with oil base paints.
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  4. rgirg says:

    brush marks are the #1 reason. it won’t hurt the brush though.
    you do not want to use a latex brush with oil paint though. it will damage the brush.
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    15 yrs painting

  5. pcbeachrat says:

    I will tell you the reason I have painted 37 years ..since the age of 13 when I started with my uncles during summers when school let out..Oil based brushes are made with chinese bristle or ox hair…They are a natural hair and the water used in latex paint and to clean the brushes when they dry out make the natural bristles brittle and they start to break after stored then used again for they dry out..with oil based paints you use spirits,turpentine, or paint thineer to clean them which has oil in them, so the oil from the thinner is similar to humans having a natural oil in thier hair keeping them pliable and not brittle…this is why people have split ends and brittle hair is usually from the hair not having enough oil in it due to dyes, bleaching, perms etcetera…The true chinese bristle paint brushes are super fine and make the oil based paints flow better with fewer brush marks in them…But when used with water..it dries the bristles out..making them break..
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    37 year experienced painter…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcbeachrat/616645078/

  6. Karen L says:

    pcbeach gave a great answer, I didn’t know that. Also, I found when I used a bristle brush once to paint with latex that the bristle brush seemed to absorb a lot of paint and that made it very heavy, too soft, and hard to paint with.
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