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Old 01-24-2008, 09:10 PM   #1
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Polyurethane, What type of brush?


I am appling polyurethane to my stairs, I was told to use china bristle brush. I am using china bristle brush, and the hairs keep coming off the brush. What type of brush is better for this? I have to do alot of spindles as well. Thanks

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You need a better quality one then
The better brushes cost more, but leave a better finish...and don't leave bristles

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Any recommendations on what brands, home cheapo doesn't have quality ones, I guess I'll have to go to a paint store. ***White or Black bristle***???

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Although I've heard of some who like black, I always use white myself
They are a bit softer and IMO leave a better finish

Most any of the Corona, Purdy, and Wooster lines are pretty good
I have mostly Corona and Purdys for that type of work, though the Wooster seems nice also
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typically white china is used in interior work, and black china for exterior work. Thats a broad generalization, but its mostly because of the soft tips of the white.
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Thanks guy, got it!
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We have built our own home and decided to do the all the painting ourselves. I just finished polyurethaning our treads and have only used Purdy brushes, (I also use them for the painting) they cost more but are well worth the investment and I have never had a bristle come off of the brushes.

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