Brushes are manufactured in many different forms and have
specific functions. Brushes are used in the commercial and
residential paint industries, the artist communities, and
cosmetics and cooking.
- -add drawing- bristle, ferrel, stalk
- commercial / home
- oil / varnish
- latex / acrylic
- dusting brushes
- badger softener or blender
- stippling brush
- varnish brushes
- mops, camel hair
- lining brush
- gilding brushes
- hogs hair / bristle
Generally refers to paper or plastic that has adhesive on one or
both sides. There are many varieties of tape and each has a
Masking: A general-purpose adhesive tape.
Painters tape: A low tack tape used especially in
commercial and residential painting. Their low adhesive
quality makes it particularly useful for masking furniture,
and delicate wall surfaces such as wallpaper. Stronger tapes
like masking tape can pull the surface finish off of furniture
or run a higher risk of tearing wallpaper when removed.
create your own low-tack tape using regular masking tape, tear
desired length strips of tape. Stick to your shirt or other
fabric. Remove and repeat. This process catches lint in the
adhesive, and subsequently reduces the stickiness or tackiness
of the tape.
remove tape at the completion of each working session on a
project. The risk of damage to the masked surface increases
proportionately with time. Even over night maybe enough time for
the adhesive to dry sufficiently to tear or pull off wallpaper
or paint from the masked area.
Low tack: Sometimes referred to as Painterís tape or
Blue tape. Their low adhesive quality makes it particularly
useful for masking furniture, and delicate wall surfaces such
Paper tape: Paper tape is made of paper with Ĺ of
one side having low-tack adhesive properties. Excellent for
masking rooms, baseboards, trim such as windows and doors. The
extra width of this tape makes it especially suited for
decorative finishes such as color washing, rag rolling and
remove old tape adhesive residue use acetone on a clean rag.
Always test in an inconspicuous area first as acetone my damage
Trowels and Hocks:
Generally used for plastering and decorative techniques such
as faux fresco, polished plasters, stucco lustro and other
decorative plaster techniques.
Trowels: Differ in size and flexibility. He most
common trowels are used for drywall plastering. Refer to the
artsparx archive for drywall, plastering and plaster joint
Hocks: General referred to as the palette to hold
plaster compound during application.
Various types of trowels and some common uses.
-illustrations- General, drywall, touch-up, concrete,
-illustrations- Decorative, polished plasters, terrazzo
-illustrations- Specialty, tiling, linoleum
Roller heads are designed to facilitate in the application of
paint over large surfaces. Rollers are made in varying thick
nesses and materials, with each one being used for a specific
surface texture. Rollers can be made from foam, synthetic fibers
Nap and nap grades: Roller nap refers to the
thickness of the rollers surface. One chooses the thickness of
the nap depending on the surface to be painted, stained or
chart - roller nap identification
||fine or smooth surfaces. New walls,
ceilings, wood doors and trim
||smooth to lightly textured surfaces.
Walls, floor finishes
||medium rough surfaces. Walls, textured
||rough surfaces. Textured walls and
ceilings, textured plaster, concrete
Paint trays and tray
Design to hold paint or varnish to be used with a roller. Helps
the even distribution of paint or varnish onto a roller for
quick application onto large surfaces such as walls, floors and
ceilings. Paint trays are produced in many sizes and disposable
paint tray liners are time saving and make for easy clean up.
cheesecloth that has been impregnated with varnish to create a
slightly sticky, or tacky surface. Commercially available, tack
cloths are used extensively in the commercial and residential
painting communities and the furniture and refinishing
industries. Due to the stickiness of the cloth, tack cloths are
used to remove dust and loose particles from any surface prior
to painting, staining or varnishing.
A flat surface, typically made of
metal, of varying sizes and widths. Used in the preparation and
re-finishing of furniture, objects and commercial and
residential building. Scrapers can have replaceable razor blades
for use on glass and paint stripping. Scrapers are similar to
some kinds of trowels, they are often broad, firm and flat
blades used for paint and varnish removal from wood and metal
Used for inserting and removing screws
from metal, wood, plaster and stone surfaces. The head of a
screwdriver can have different shapes. The most common being the
flat head and the Philips head.
Screws have different functions and are
coated and tempered differently dependant on there use. The
configuration of a
screw head varies, the most common being the flat head and the
Philips head screw.
-illustration and description of
different screws. Metal, wood, drywall, etc.
-illustration and description of
different nails. Metal, wood, drywall, etc.
Multi purpose tool primarily designed
for the insertion and removal of nails into wood, metal and
Types of hammers:
Metal: For nail driving and
Rubber: Various uses. Used
when needed to adjust softer surfaces, such as wooden
Raw hide: Used in the
processes of jewelry making. Non-marring.
Brass head hammers:
Used with steel tools for safer use and added
longevity to steel tools.
Ball peen hammers:
General-purpose hammer used for flattening,
shaping or removing dents.
Primarily made of wood. Mallets are used to drive
chisels when wood and stone carving.
hammer heads tight and secure.
A blacksmithing technique. Place hammer into
automotive antifreeze for about 48 hours. This will
swell the wood of the hammer and fills the wood
fibers. This process provides long lasting results,
as the process seems to resist drying out.
- Caulk, glues, tape, epoxy, gelatin, hide glues
- Liquid nails
- Epoxy, 2 part bonding
- Hide glue