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Old 04-19-2007, 10:05 PM   #21
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I just went and repaired many brush covers.
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Seems like the brush lasts longer than the cover
It's a fact, Jack
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:27 PM   #22
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Yep i used duct tape too. You would think they could give us a better cover.
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We've used a six pack cardboard to remake a few.... heh
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:48 PM   #24
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We've used a six pack cardboard to remake a few.... heh
Yeah my wife keeps telling me she will make me some new ones.
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I save the packaging they come in, and have used newspaper when I lost or destroyed a cover. You can wrap your brushes in paper with good results, I just wouldn't wrap them without spinning, or letting them dry out some. Paul_R
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The cover is used til it dies. No repairs, throw it away. If the cover is torn or worn that means the brush is old enough to be wrapped in whatever will keep it's shape. Rag, paper, whatever.
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:14 AM   #27
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The cover is used til it dies. No repairs, throw it away. If the cover is torn or worn that means the brush is old enough to be wrapped in whatever will keep it's shape. Rag, paper, whatever.
Well i keep my brushes hanging on hooks in my van so a rag just does'nt get it for me.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:24 PM   #28
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Purdy 3" Pro Extra Swan!

ALL THE WAY PURDY 3'' SWAN BLOCK BRUSH
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #29
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Wooster 3" ultra-firm.... could dig a hole if I needed to
Wooster ultra firm for me too BPTL
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Corona Cortez 3" sash brush
Big enough to cut down cut-in time on big flats (walls/ceilings), yet firm and precise enough to paint bitty stuff if need be (muntins)

I can rip through 6 panel doors with that thang
Thats my brush!
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I just bought one of these by accident. Corona Excalibur 3" Chinex brush. I thought it was for oil at first... They are sweet!
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Talking Choose your poison gentleman (brushes of course!)

What kind of brush. I luv talking to guys who call for work and asking them how long they have painted and they'll say something like fifty years or some stupid s#$t like that. Next question naturally is what is your favorite brush? I can't tell you how many "journeyman painters" want $20/hr but can't talk to me about their brushes?

My fav is definitely a Corona "Denver." It is a 3-inch wall brush super thick. You can beat that [email protected]#king thing backbrushing a house, and then the next day go cutting inside and producing these - __________________________________________________ ____
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p.s. I recently stumbled onto something new that Purdy is making. It is called a Titian. (I think they spelled it that way because of Titan Sprayer and maybe some legel s#$t) IT IS HUUUUUUUUMongus. Longer bristles than a swan, one inch thick HUGE. It's got a beavertail handle with a pointed end. I haven't quite been able to hold it like a pencil yet, the handle is big. I have have become quite good with my popsicle grip!

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I don't think I seen the Denver yet. Is it a flat or an angle?

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Old 09-12-2007, 03:38 PM   #34
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I have been looking at the purdy titian for a bit myself.
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Oh man, the Corona Denver, if it was a woman, well I'll let you finish the sentence. Anyway, yeah the Denver is a flat brush with a perfect taper. Of course Corona's are handmade and not hand inspected (sorry Purdy Guys!), and the specific brush we are referring to has champagne bristles. Soooooo, soo sexy brush. Although, if you put a little black piece of electrical tape around the neck of the handle, the Shelby 2.5 inch angle is even sexier than that!

Also, a little update for the Titian, I left it in interior wall paint (Duration Home) for three days. That f#$king brush cleaned up super quick with dried up paint all in the heel. Of course i Got it out, my brushes are my babies Two days later i dropped it off of a roof and just left it there (hey, you've never done it huh...ok) cuz it was hot bla bla bla. @ days later, still soft sitting outside in the same spot where i left it. Something about the bristles on this particular brush that makes it so easy to clean, yet it can probably hold 1/8th of a quart. Not really exaggerating either, not much I think. Anyways, glad to be NOT WORKING>>>>>>>>>>>>>!!!!!!!!!

Sean "Workaholic", the brush is worth it dude I know it's pricy but it is a good work horse, 4 real tho!

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:03 PM   #36
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I have used purdy and wooster my whole career and recently bought a corona cortez......... I think i'm converted!
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Hi, I'm new here, have been painting mostly interiors for about 7 years and my favorite brush is the Purdy 2 1/2" XL - Blue Jay BT but have been reading this forum for a couple of months and just ordered some 2 1/2" Corona Shelby Champagne Nylon brushes.
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We're pretty well stocked on brushes right now, but I can see a test run at the Corona brushes next time around...
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Wow, I've been painting a bedroom using one of my new Corona 2 1/2" Shelby Champagne and quite frankly, it's the best brush for interior work I've used in the seven years I've been doing this. I am kind of a brush nut, always trying something new and this is the smoothest/nicest cutting brush yet. When something like this happens it makes everything go smoother and seemingly faster. Now I've only used it with one of my regular brands of paint so I'll have to give it a try with the others and in different temperature conditions.

With the Purdy Nylox brushes, I generally only used them in winter, summertime which in the NW is warm, not hot, the Nylox wasn't much good and I'd use a XL Blue Jay BT.

I have many of the Corona Chinex brushes but only use them outside or for primer, they're just too stiff and coarse for my conditions.
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