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Old 12-26-2018, 12:00 PM   #31
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Like I said I think the drivers of the expensive brushes are the desire to find a magic spell to change paint lead into paint gold .

Both quality paint and a quality brush are very important. Get either one bad, and the result will be bad.


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and once you are done with the job you can never get them as perfectly clean as when they were new so they are never going to be as good as when they were unused..

Maybe you're doing it wrong
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Merry Christmas, made it to the new house today, the paint I am using is B.M advance with a little flood, and a stiff purdy. I am not a pro painter but know a great job when I see one, if it was the rental house I would not care about brush marks, but it is new construction. So you think a soft brush will work better? thanks

I can't say for sure, but I can tell you that using a paint formulated to flow better, and then adding something to it to make it flow better, and then using a stiff brush - you are simply working 2 things against each other. That would be like buying a slower drying paint so you have more working time, and then turning the heat up to 90 inside your house. It makes no sense.
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Also, a soft bristle brush will leave less brush marks.

Yes but it's not just the stiffness of the bristles, it's also how it's tipped. This is one thing that distinguishes a quality brush. A well tipped brush has bristles so feathered out that brush marks are nearly eliminated with correct technique.
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Yes but it's not just the stiffness of the bristles, it's also how it's tipped. This is one thing that distinguishes a quality brush. A well tipped brush has bristles so feathered out that brush marks are nearly eliminated with correct technique.
Exactly! I've seen woodwork painted with a brush and a quality waterborne paint and you would think it was sprayed on. Now, the flip side to all of this is that some people LIKE the look of a few brush strokes. It gives woodwork that Old-fashioned look that was quite common from 1950-2000.
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Try the Wooster FTP brush line. Good stuff.
And you'd be surprised at how nice the colorplace brand paint is at Walmart.
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these are of course
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I think JoghDeery has been up too long or is from Colorado.
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Looks like the brush discussion is winding down, so I will throw in a question.

SW bought Purdy as stated before. Are the SW roller covers the same as Purdy. I know the six pack of SW roller covers are a lot cheaper in price.
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Like I said I think the drivers of the expensive brushes are the desire to find a magic spell to change paint lead into paint gold . and once you are done with the job you can never get them as perfectly clean as when they were new so they are never going to be as good as when they were unused...
Wet your brush first > Tap out the excess water > Paint > Clean with wire brush > Looks like brand new and ready for a another project!
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Looks like the brush discussion is winding down, so I will throw in a question.

SW bought Purdy as stated before. Are the SW roller covers the same as Purdy. I know the six pack of SW roller covers are a lot cheaper in price.
That's a very good question, @ZTMAN . Since SW ditched Wooster, I would think that they no longer carry re-branded Wooster roller sleeves. Having said that, the packaging looks the same to me so it's possible Wooster still supplies the sleeves?
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I'm primarily going with Elder & Jenks because I believe they are the best overall value for my customers, and next spring I am going to start carrying Corona if everything works out. I also carry some Arroworthy and Linzer brushes, which are pretty surprising actually. Good solid brushes at a reasonable price. Some of the Professional grade Linzers are quite impressive for their price. (these aren't the "professional" grade brushes most people are familiar with through Walmart and HD. They are "true" professional grade brushes that very few retailers carry.)
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I cant find E+J anywhere, so I stick to Coronas. For some reason, I dont like woosters at all, and Purdys went south a long time ago.
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I had high hopes for Linzer brushes. Right out of the package they are really nice, but, alas, after one or two jobs the tips get "wonky" and they aren't so good after that. My local hardware store carries them so I was hopeful they would be better.
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