I use 1/2" for flat paint An 3/8 for enamels..... Never really noticed the texture cause I grew up with itmudbone said:I know alot of painters use 1/2 nap on smooth walls and ceilings but I just cant get myself to try them.To much texture look for me.On knockdown and orange peel like textures I can see where they would have their place,
Personally, I do not think I have ever used a 3/8, maybe for some bi-fold doors many years ago. !/2 or for the most part 3/4 wooster 50-50I was originally taught that 1/2" and 3/4" covers were for textured surfaces, because they leave too much stipple on flat surfaces. That is total BS. Larger naps hold more paint, and due to the same weave pattern as smaller diameter naps, they leave the same finish when used by a pro. More paint, less dipping, more production.
I work in New England. Textured walls barely exist here, smooth is the norm. I have not bought a 3/8" nap in 5 years. I think they are production killers. Maybe, just maybe, on a level 5 I would use something like a 3/8, or smaller :blink:, but I bet I could use any high quality 1/2" nap and make it perfect.
Arroworthy make nice covers, as do Wooster.