FAQ-Brush Difference

What is the difference between a wax brush and a paint brush?

chalk painting brushes

BB Frösch specialty paint and wax brushes are made with the same natural, chisel-tipped bristles. However, there are a few specially-designed features of each that make them ideal for their intended purpose. Although a paint brush can be used to apply wax and vice-versa, we recommend that once a brush is used for one purpose, it becomes designated for that purpose only. Because wax is designed to seal and protect, once a brush has wax in it, using it to apply paint can give less-than-desirable results.

Specialty Chalk Painting Brushes

BB Frösch chalk painting brushes come in three sizes. The rule of thumb is, the bigger the project, the bigger the brush. However, even on large projects, a small brush comes in handy for corners, grooves and embellishments.




Paint brush features include:

1. Dense Head with sturdy bristles for less paint-loading and no paint flipping when using the recommend cross-hatch strokes.

2. Natural, chisel-tipped bristles help promote the self-leveling properties of chalk paint. Unlike with hollow synthetic bristles, your paint won’t just absorb up into your bristles, which means more paint gets onto your piece.

3. Oval and Tapered Head is ideal for painting all techniques

4. Wide Ferrule (bristle stability, longer brush life)

5. Short, Contoured Handle (get in tight spaces, comfortable)

Specialty Wax Brushes

As with paint brushes, wax brushes come in three sizes, and the rule of thumb is, the bigger the project, the bigger the brush.

The main difference in a wax brush is the brush head. The dense, round brush head is flat instead of tapered, which is ideal for applying and buffing wax in a circular motion.