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Old 05-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Hello everyone I was looking to upgrade my cutting brush and was wandering what brushes are being recommend these days?This would be mostly for walls and latex.Currently using worn purdy 2 1/2 sash or 3 in straight brush.Just looking for ideas with the all the newer brush lines out..

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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i tried some woosters brushes and they were good but i still like my purdy the best. i was thinking about trying one of those new ones i saw last year with white bristles but never got around to it. it had a good feel to it tho.

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purdy 2 1/2 or 3 inch sash i like the 3. clear cut you cant get it at the big boxes have to go to a s/w
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i tried some woosters brushes and they were good but i still like my purdy the best. i was thinking about trying one of those new ones i saw last year with white bristles but never got around to it. it had a good feel to it tho.
Would that have been a chinex bristled one by Corona?
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yes that was the one
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #6
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I like Wooster brushes best. I think the Purdys are good, but they are a bit more floppy than the Wooster brushes. I like my brushes to be firm so you can load up the tips and cut in with a bit more speed. Purdy filaments have just too much "give" and slow down production.
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I like wooster also- The new Alpha is a fine brush, and the Silver Tip is a good "economy " brush. But it all depends what your painting and what the paint is. Some work better for one paint/ application than another.
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Nothing touches my hands but Wooster or Purdy brushes for either oil or water based finishes. I tend to use 2.5 to 3 inch angled sash brushes the most. If I have time, I shop eBay for brushes. Some times I have to buy larger lots than I would like but I donate the brushes I will never use to Habitat for Humanity or something.

Otherwise, I bite the bullet and just pay the price for nice brushes.

It causes my heart to stop watching fools buying an assortment of brushes in a bag, with plastic handles, 20 for $10 at a box store. I guess they think they are cheap enough they don't have to take care of them.

I got a lot of miles out my brushes. A typical homeowner and DIYer could probably get at least the life of their residency in the home out of a set of decent brushes.

Mine, at least the latex ones, go through a life cycle starting with glass like trim work, to cutting in latex wall finish coats, to cutting in primer. And then with ceremony, they are laid to rest---of course as clean and conditioned as I can make them at the time of death.

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I use the "New Posts" button to read the threads here.

When I saw "Cutting Brush" something totally different came to mind.
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Thanks for all the suggestionsThink I'll be looking for the silver tips.But I will still be holding on to Purdy brushes..Seems for alot things I really like their subtle softness
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i dont know how long u guys have been painting but when I started ICI made some fantastic brushes.. I forget the pet names but I would love to get my hands on the leftover warehouse stock..

i thought wooster made purdy?

my favorite cutter outside of the ICI is a wooster jaguar.. nice sharp brush.

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