Rated 5 out of 5Â by longgrasscutter pure bristle for oil, syntheti
The reason pure bristle brushes are not recommended for water based paint is that pure bristle absorbs moisture. Over a prolonged period of painting the brush becomes clumpy
Synthetic bristles do not absorb anything, thus when used with water based paints will remain the same from the beginning to the end of the job.
I have noticed that cleaning emulsion paint from synthetic brushes is far easier than when trying to clean from a pure bristle brush.
Have you also noticed how long it takes for a pure bristle brush to dry when washed in water? You now know the reason why.
Synthetic brushes used with water based paint clean up in a minute or two and dry super fast.
I am not getting into the debate about whether pure bristle brushes should ever be washed in water :o)
22 Aug 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by JulesPenybanc Solvent based paints!
Perhaps I missed something here but I bought these to use on an important emulsion job and when I opened them it says 'for solvent based paints' all over the packaging. I don't see any mention of that in the item description. Oh well, I'm sure they'll still do a good job.
8 Nov 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Algieboy Value for money
Dont listen to the review about bristle brushes should never be introduced to water I laughed my socks off when i read it.As a painter and decorator for over 30yrs. You will have to wash your brushes out in warm soapy water and i like to use a wire brush to brush through the bristles as it removes all paint and loose hairs preferably a stainless steel wire brush as they last for years and don't cost much more than a cheep steel one.After painting whether its oil based or water based the brushes have to be cleaned properly.Oil based paints need cleaned in turps or white spirits fist and once all the paint has been removed you then proceed to use the washing up liquid and warm water using the wire brush to comb through the bristles,If emulsion paints have been used just run the brush under the tap till all the emulsion is gone ,then a squirt of washing up liquid into the brush and rub it on the inside of the sink like lathering up an old shaving brush when its well lathered you then run the wire brush through the bristles a bit like running a wet comb through your hair then rinse. Your brush should then be spun ie hold the handle of the brush between your hands and spin it to remove excess water,then wrap in a piece of toilet roll just a couple of sheets round the ferrule and bristles and lay flat to dry.When you go to use it just unroll the tissue paper off it and you have a lovely shaped brush with no hair loss, Hope this helps all you DIY ,ers out there and these brushes are good value for the money and you do get a good finish from them.If hair loss is a big issue buy a wig lol. PS if you are using the brushes on oil based paints for the first time I would suggest washing and wire brushing them first .I never use a brand new brush straight out the packet I always use a use a cleaned washed one for gloss ,undercoat etc,If cutting in with emulsion you dont get as much bristle loss and it,s easy to flick one out of emulsion paint but a mare when trying to get one out of gloss etc.
1 Aug 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by drgon66 hamilton brushes
These brushes are very good quality and perform very well. However like any good brush it is necessary to look after them correctly and with any pure bristle brush, they should not be introduced to water. After cleaning should be wrapped in cling film and stored either flat or just hung.
13 Aug 2011