Annie Sloan has the most wonderful paint brushes- if you are just beginning this paint venture and are hesitant to invest in the higher end tools, this brush is an excellent starting point.
We use this brush at my shop often and in fact- see the photo of Jeanne below using it to paint a dresser in the shop!
It has a softer more supple natural hair than its black counterpart. White China bristle are perfect for your Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. Perfect for furniture, antiques and marine finishes. These bristles can provide extremely smooth finish is needed.
Now when cleaning your brushes, never soak them over night Just use warm water and gently rinse.
A Brush Comb is a great way to keep your paint brush well maintained. We sell them here on-line and they are awesome (they cost $12.50).
I like to tie a ribbon around the end of my paint brushes and then hang them to dry with the bristles pointing down so gravity assists in the drying process.