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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Thanks to the guys for informing me of this brush on the forum. Had my SWP store order me a 2 and 2.5 angle the other day. They never heard of the company. They really liked the design and the one rep might order a few in to give to some of her accounts. I been using a Purdy Pro Glide and that brush does not even compare to the way the Picasso performs.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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I found the Picasso brushes in a tub of brushes the paint store gets, usually sell them cheap and see what the pros think, I love them, the design of the head fits so nicely in your hand, a long day of cutting in these feel great unlike Purdy where I feel I have to hold it Picasso's feel like they belong in my hand, we have since bought a bunch of 2"-3". They work great with oil based as well it will be hard for us to use anything else.
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I tried out the picasso and do like it but I went back to the wooster ultra firm. Thats what I learned to paint with.
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Picasso is nice if I can find one. The last place I saw them was an hour from my home. One of my guys said it was the best brush I ever had.
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I tried the brush once and didn't see all the hoopla about it.
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great brush, the ferrule lets loose clumps of bristles at a time. When it fails, it fails big.
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Oh yeah, here's a nice shot of bristles coming out. Maybe Purdy will use this in their advertising and send me some royalties! I still dig the brushes, you just have to watch out for them.
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great brush, the ferrule lets loose clumps of bristles at a time. When it fails, it fails big.
We haven't had any issues yet but I am glad some have and mentioned it. So far so good, if they fail like that I will gladly switch back to Purdy.
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We tried the whole range and found them to have a very short life span and becoming quite stiff . Make a great duster though.
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Well, like CD said....I will just go back to Purdy if I start seeing that they do not hold up to the every day wear and tear.
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The only brush I use for a duster is a Bestt Liebco Handy Andy. I love them and the brush does not fall out of my whites. < Yes I wear whites and proud of it. Dickies need to make bigger pockets.
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Oh yeah, here's a nice shot of bristles coming out. Maybe Purdy will use this in their advertising and send me some royalties! I still dig the brushes, you just have to watch out for them.
I thought you guys were just an anomaly because it had never happened to me but this last case I bought does this. Shame because they are awesome sash brushes. Maybe wooster will buy the design and bristle patents, and start making them.
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I thought you guys were just an anomaly because it had never happened to me but this last case I bought does this. Shame because they are awesome sash brushes. Maybe wooster will buy the design and bristle patents, and start making them.
If they're 2.5" then you still have a case of the bad batch ones. Should be able to get them swapped out. My guess is whoever you purchased them from either still had the bad ones, or they never rotated their stock. We as retailers can't tell the good from the bad because there aren't any batch numbers.
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After using the crap out of this one. It finally shows some wear but still works fine.
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He meant, "clean your Chevy Aveo"... :-P
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He meant, "clean your Chevy Aveo"... :-P
Lmfao.
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I have a 2.5 and the little 2 short handle. They are my go to brushes everyday. I had to trim some bristles off the sides, they would go out instead of into the other bristles, but they work fine. I find them much easier to clean than my purdys. Harder to get a crisp corner though because of the oval shape.
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He meant, "clean your Chevy Aveo"... :-P
When did he trade in his Volvo station wagon? Sh!t, it only had 623,000 on it!
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