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Hi im a painter and decorator from the UK been doing this for around 10 years. Thought i would join a forum to gain more knowledge particularly in tools available overseas the uk selection is pretty limited! Thanks for letting me join ?
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:52 PM   #2
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Ok so a couple of things. Brushes - i use purdys probally the best brush available in stores in the UK but working with a polish painter and he uses corona so i was wandering what brushes are popular out in the usa?

Brush storage do you guys use a brushmate or is there something way more advacne available to you? I heard the gel system got chucked out in the paintstores over here due to poor performance. Cheers
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Hands down Coronas are better.

Personally, I use the original brush cover. I also don't hold onto brushes very long. Once they start showing signs of aging, I start cycling them out by treating them as chip brushes.
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Thanks for the advice will give them a try any particular corona brush best? Im not keen on the long handle ones lol. Is there a particular range for oil? Cheers
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Thanks for the advice will give them a try any particular corona brush best? Im not keen on the long handle ones lol. Is there a particular range for oil? Cheers
Asking which brush is best will get you as many different answers as there are members here. Some of our most heated discussions have developed around the topic.

Personally, I like the Purdue Extra Pro-Glide as my go to brush when doing walls and ceilings. The bristles have just the right firmness for me (especially for dealing with textured walls which we have in abundance around here) plus I like the extra heavier handle and how the bristles hold their shape a nice long time.

For acrylic enamel trim work I use Coronas. The Chinex, red-gold nylon polyester blends, and the Champagne series have all given me good results.

For oil, the black China Ox hair blends have done well.

Others will weigh in with different opinions. Best to just order several from each line and try them out to see what works best for you.
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Thanks have been reading through the forum to see what peoples preferences. Do you use vapour brushmate style boxes to keep ur oil brushes ?
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No, during the day I pretty much keep all my brushes wrapped in plastic wrap when not being used. I always clean my brushes at the end of each day. At that point I just roll them tight in a piece of masking paper, leaving the end open, which pretty much wicks away any residual moisture. I know, very “professional” process - but it’s worked fine for me for over forty years.
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Cant fault u! i never fully clean my oil brushes they live in the brushmate till they wear away or go hard. then il just throw them away lol
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Check out this thread from the past. It’s sure to leave you more confused than when you started. : (https://www.painttalk.com/f12/my-brus...than-yours-24/)
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