The next time you're painting chair spindles or the banister of your stairs, ditch the paintbrush and grab a sponge. Country Chic Paint (CCP) says sponges are easier in small, uneven and intricate spaces. Unlike a brush, a sponge will wrap around objects more easily, giving you an even coat. But you'll also get thinner coats, CCP says.
When painting with a sponge, you'll notice that it applies the paint in very thin coats. Don't worry though, that's a good thing! Painting in thin coats will help you achieve better adhesion for a longer lasting finish. The paint will also dry more quickly so you don't have to wait as long between coats.
You're still free to use a paintbrush (or those angled sponge brushes) later to touch up corners, but this makes the bulk of the work easier.
The Easiest Way to Paint Chair Spindles [Instructables]