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Old 12-14-2007, 09:10 PM   #41
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Wooster Ultra/Pro Firm Lindbeck
I don't mind a Purdy, just find they don't last me nearly as long.
Nothing beats the professionals who show up for the first day with their throw aways though. Can always tell a good painter by the brush he uses, and how he holds it.

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Old 01-28-2008, 11:38 PM   #42
 
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Actually, folks, I found and fell in love with "America's Oldest Brush Maker" A.K.A. "Elder & Jenks." Naturally flagged bristles (not cut), nice and firm...sounds like I'm describing a fruit or a somethin' else...
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I rapp mine up in "brain tanned" deer hide, yea thats the tikik nice n soft,,
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I like Corona Cortez for acryllics and Corona Chicago Loop for oils. Wooster Ultra-Firm is an awesome brush for precision work as well. The previous post about how someone holds a brush as an indication of skill level is so true. I was given a raise once from an employer in the first 5 mins on job when they saw how I held my brush. I have never forgotten that and have done the same for others that have worked for me since.
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Well since Dec 6th when I last posted here, I've been using the 2 1/2" Corona Shelby Champagne Nylon brushes, today I switched back and forth between my old Purdy favorites and finished the day with the Corona Champagne, just better in every way.
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Whats a great all round brush for walls(corona and wooster)? I see they got million different brushes which make it confusing


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Old 03-23-2008, 11:03 AM   #47
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Whats a great all round brush for walls(corona and wooster)? I see they got million different brushes which make it confusing


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For Corona, I'd say start off with the Cortez and go from there (if need be)
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Considering this is Easter here is my favorite paintbrush story.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N9ehS3c-Ncs&feature=related
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Default Chinex is by far the best

Once you go pure Chinex nothing else paints or cleans the same. My favorite right now Purdy Sprig 3" Chinex - but will get a Swan Chinex if I can find one. Also have several Corona Chinex brushes I like.

My answer any pure Chinex 3" brush.
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Once you go pure Chinex nothing else paints or cleans the same. My favorite right now Purdy Sprig 3" Chinex - but will get a Swan Chinex if I can find one. Also have several Corona Chinex brushes I like.

My answer any pure Chinex 3" brush.
I picked up a Chinex the other day; I thought it was a White China. I was in a hurry and not paying attention, whoops. Anyway, the thing paints really well, holds a lot of paint and releases nicely. The clean up is effortless.
I think after this brush (Corona Edge 2.5) softens up it will be a real threat to some of the othe brushes in my stable.
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I see most of the big guys are coming out with Chinex and I have yet to try it. Would love to see some more reviews.
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I see most of the big guys are coming out with Chinex and I have yet to try it. Would love to see some more reviews.
I am impressed to say the least. They look like natural bristle, hold paint like natural bristle and lay paint down very close to natural bristle.The feel is a bit stiffer. The other oddity is lots of people say they are for latex; dupont markets Chinex as a natural bristle replacement for oilpaint. I use oil 95%. Like I said above, with more use and softening up it will kick a$$. It is by far the easiest brush to clean, the only easier is a throw away.
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I am impressed to say the least. They look like natural bristle, hold paint like natural bristle and lay paint down very close to natural bristle.The feel is a bit stiffer. The other oddity is lots of people say they are for latex; dupont markets Chinex as a natural bristle replacement for oilpaint. I use oil 95%. Like I said above, with more use and softening up it will kick a$$. It is by far the easiest brush to clean, the only easier is a throw away.
The Chinex from BM (more than likely a wooster) say for Waterbased coatings I bought one and will report on it later.
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Check this out about Chinex.

http://www2.dupont.com/Filaments/en_...hure%20rev.pdf
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Default Chinex

Yes I thought that odd, as I knew that it was an oil replacement brush, that it would be good for latex
I have used one for thicker bodied latex (after a recommendation) and I liked it
I thought it wasn't quite thick enough for me, I like them thicker to hold more paint
But that didn't really seem to be an issue, I'm not dunking it a lot or anything
It seems to hold quite a bit
It's pretty stiff, which I prefer a firmer brush so that's fine by me
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Still stand by my Chinex for the best interior latex brush. Recently added a Corona Knight to the collection and it can really lay out some paint.

However, I have a new oil brush. I always used natural china brushes, but my new partner suggested trying a Purdy XL and it is the best I have used in oil so far. I cut the handle down on a 3" Purdy Bow XL (I think that is what it was ) and it really works well on trim.
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I like my Wooster 2 1/2" firm - but havent tried any Corona yet. Will have to put that my wish list...
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i cant figure out what all the purdy names mean. i only buy the swan and sprigs. i prefer the swan 4in and 2 1/2. ive had these two for over a year, factory seconds bought at the flea market for pennies on the dollar. ive experimented with the woosters, duron only stocks the firm. didnt like the pro extra but im keeping it in the toolbox cuz someone said its good on rough ext wood. i keep a yachtsman now too, for primer or the occasional doorway being painted in oil. havent needed to buy a highend oil brush yet. by the way, all the boxes say nylon/poly can be used in oil base. ive used to for a polyurethane job and it was ok, but has anyone used ny/poly in oil, cleaned up, and then dipped it into waterborne the next day?
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Default Purdy "for all paints" brushes

Greensboro84 wrote:
"havent needed to buy a highend oil brush yet. by the way, all the boxes say nylon/poly can be used in oil base. ive used to for a polyurethane job and it was ok, but has anyone used ny/poly in oil, cleaned up, and then dipped it into waterborne the next day?"

I only did that once. When you use those with oil paint, the thinner gradually dissolves the nylon bristles. I now keep a nylon brush for latex and a China bristle for oil (which gets a lot less exercise).

I think I'll try these Coronas everybody is talking about.
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at home depot the 12 pack of brushes u get for 12 cents BEST BRUSHES HANDS DOWN!! the only brush i lay down w/ at nite is corona excalibur! when i first started painting i always used purdy now i think the quality sucks they are way 2 flimbsy! but purdy i think has the best naps
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