When you go to view an apartment or house, it’s likely that the listing agent has put a significant amount of work into prepping the space. From staging the furniture to zipping around with a dustbuster, real estate agents know that first impressions mean a lot.
By Megan Johnson | August 11, 2021
“I’ve painted a lot of walls and a lot of trim, and after much trial and error, the first brush I reach for on any painting
Kate Ziegler, a Realtor with Arborview Realty in Boston and with Coldwell Banker Lifestyles in New London, New Hampshire, spends a lot of time preparing homes for the market. She’s done it so often that she swears by a certain type of paint brush in order to get the job done right.
“I’ve painted a lot of walls and a lot of trim, and after much trial and error, the first brush I reach for on any painting job is one of the Wooster ‘shortcut’ brushes,” says Ziegler, who praises its short, rubber handle that’s easy to control and comfortable to grip. The high-quality bristles aren’t the type that will escape the brush and become embedded in your newly painted walls. They’ll also last for several jobs if you keep them properly cleaned and stored.
“For most interior painting I prefer an angled brush,” Ziegler says. “I like the precision and the flexibility.”
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