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Synthetic Brushes

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by frutbunn, 26 Mar 2021.

  1. frutbunn

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    I have a bit of a side line buying up joblots of new and old tools, restoring/selling on and keeping the best stuff for myself. Over the past few years I've accumulated loads of new paint brushes which I use myself, usually just crappy ones only good for brushing on paint stripper/degreaser/brake cleaner etc in the garage, however there are quite a few decentish looking synthetic brushes which I've left to one side. I've never used synthetic brushes for decorating, are they any good or should I go out and spend some money on natural brushes and just use them for putting on primer/chassis black on my restoration projects?
    What would a decorator use?
     
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    If they are decent synthetic then yeah they are quite good, especially nsonwith modern water based paints.

    I really like Hamilton synthetic brushes I get on really well with them, I've tried other brands, prodec and b&q / screwfix own brands but settled on the Hamilton
     
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    I 2nd the Hamilton ones. Great brushes for emulsion or acrylic primer and water based satin!
     
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    I have used harris synthetic for a wooden shelf and it behaved well.
    In fact, i think that it behaved better than natural ones with water based varnish/stain.
     
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    I always use synthetic for water-based these days, Wooster mainly.
     
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