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Old 01-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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So I stumbled across this blog online where I guy that seems to know what he is talking about reviewed some brushes. He said to have liked these ones a lot:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...p-n-glide.html

Anyone used them or think that they may be good?

This made me want to go and buy a Benjamin Moore 65125:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...s-closeup.html

Look how it has that extra section in the center to hold more paint:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...rush-hype.html

I'm just looking for feedback...I am still looking for the perfect interior cut-in brush and the best exterior brush as well. Thanks for your input!
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So I stumbled across this blog online where I guy that seems to know what he is talking about reviewed some brushes. He said to have liked these ones a lot:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...p-n-glide.html

Anyone used them or think that they may be good?

This made me want to go and buy a Benjamin Moore 65125:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...s-closeup.html

Look how it has that extra section in the center to hold more paint:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...rush-hype.html

I'm just looking for feedback...I am still looking for the perfect interior cut-in brush and the best exterior brush as well. Thanks for your input!

No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Its hard to beat a 2.5" angled Purdy for interior or exterior.



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No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Its hard to beat a 2.5" angled Purdy for interior or exterior.
agree with Purdy, but I love my 3" angled

I bust out the 2.5" for small stuff now and again too
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Yeah i have seen Paul's blog before. Me i like a 3-1/2, for smaller trim i will use a 3
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no comment on the angled brushes - and purdy is NOT the brush it once was

if you want a good latex brush get a wooster 3" all paints (firm) $14 - easy to clean and solid,

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if your working off a werner, the wooster fits nicely with a twist in the rung hole... the purdy will not
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The purdy pro extra glide is hard to beat. Use a 2.5 for just about all of my latex needs. Especially the new low VOCs. As thick as they are you need a good, ridgid brush.
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no comment on the angled brushes - and purdy is NOT the brush it once was

if you want a good latex brush get a wooster 3" all paints
I use a latex brush or an oil brush. No such thing as all paints. I'll use a latex in oil if im going to beat the crap out of it on rough sawn.
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The purdy pro extra glide is hard to beat. Use a 2.5 for just about all of my latex needs. Especially the new low VOCs. As thick as they are you need a good, ridgid brush.
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3 in angle pro extra glide purdy for latex and 2.5 angle china bristle for oil. Except for other jobs that require a 4 in
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I have woosters, purdys, other cheaper brands, and one corona in my arsenal. If any are clean I could use it and make money with it.
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I am still waiting to hear what Wolfgang thinks his best brush is.
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I like them with a good quart of Home Depoes best paint.
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I am still waiting to hear what Wolfgang thinks his best brush is.
Is it Silver Tip??? lol
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Is it Silver Tip??? lol
That was funny... no offense wolf.

Yep I do a ton of brush reviews and here is my take on that. Years ago I most often used 1 brush for everything but as brushes changed, paints changed and my systems changed... I needed a brush to fit certain applications better. When you remove masking tape from your work practices as if tape doesnt exist, you demand more from a brush. I ended up with 4 in my everyday tool box.. all Woosters. They are Wooster Alpha 3" flat, Wooster Silver Tip 2.5" angular, Benjamin Moore 65125 and 65330.

Now heres the deal with that selection. The Benjamin Moore brushes made by Wooster are hands down detail brushes... even though I can do some pretty amazing production with them, the load capacity is nothing in comparison to the Alpha and Silver Tip brushes. For example: in the photo below, the Silver Tip is not the best brush to paint that skinny edge next to the unsealed portion of the stained rail, the 65125 is. The best of both worlds. 2 brushes for ultimate production and 2 for ultimate detail.

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LOL No offense taken. Okay, I have to admit Purdy's have been my "go to" brushes. Not that I'm against trying out some of the others, but I bought most of my brushes in bulk at some outrageously cheap prices. And I dont get to many stores that carry the other brands, though I have tried a few Woosters with decent results. Seeing as I'm basically retired now and have a couple dozen assorted brand new Purdy brushes, I dont see myself buying any brushes for quite a while.

....and as far as any "silver tip" brushes are concerned; if the silver bristles fall out of the brush like the silver hair on the top of my head, I'm not interested. LOL
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Good old JP , humble as always

" even though I can do some pretty amazing production with them,"
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he also reviewed the Wooster Silver Tip as a 10/10 after I was hyping it up on here ^_^
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So I stumbled across this blog online where I guy that seems to know what he is talking about reviewed some brushes. He said to have liked these ones a lot:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...p-n-glide.html

Anyone used them or think that they may be good?

This made me want to go and buy a Benjamin Moore 65125:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...s-closeup.html

Look how it has that extra section in the center to hold more paint:

http://jackpauhl.blogspot.com/2007/0...rush-hype.html

I'm just looking for feedback...I am still looking for the perfect interior cut-in brush and the best exterior brush as well. Thanks for your input!
Well, Ive used every brush there is in my 23years, I had a brush about 10 years ago made by sherwin williams, I called it the bicentennial brush, man that was the best brush ever, venice is also a good brush, corona also, purdy sheads too much hair for my taste, and duron made a brush called the silver squirrel, most of you ole' timers know what Im talking about, well any ways you can cut with almost any brush, longs as your corners dont contain garbage, get my drift? but I never used the brush your writing about by bm..it might be a good brush..when I come across one ill let you know iiittte?.
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Ive found that the Benjamin Moore brush (65125) is still the sharpest brush ive come across but its limited in its hold capacity compared to Wooster Silver Tip or Wooster Alpha in the same 2 1/2" size. Those two Wooster brushes hold a ton of paint in comparison but they are not as easy to use in tight places where the 65125 does great! I still keep the 65125 handy and often use it but the Silver Tip and the Wooster Alpha 3" 15/16" wall brush is master of production. There isnt a painter I use that brush in front of that doesn't comment on the speed of Alpha. It is insane!

One painter saw the video on my site and actually asked me at work "how did you do that in the video"? I told him he wasnt going to do that with the very popular brush he was holding. So I showed him. Again this week I am working with a different contractor and he commented on the Alpha 3"wall brush. Its a damn monster and it will get you 8' runs if you can reach that far with one single load. Thats huge production.

For comparison, the Purdy XL Glide holds less and is thinner than the 65125. Purdy doesnt make a brush similar to the Alpha 3" wall brush that I am aware of.
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I've used Zebra brushes when they first came out. They were good for about two jobs before the bristles just started falling out. I'd be cutting in and a bristle would slide out while I was painting a line. Not only are they *not* the best brushes ever, I'd say they're the worst. I've had better luck with the generic 3-for$8 brushes you get at the bargain bin at Home Depot. Just stick with Purdy.
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