Why these brushes are so great!
- These are not throw away brushes. They are the very top of the line brushes, Made in Italy. Beautiful brushes that will last you a lifetime.
- Each brush is hand-made and the bristles are hand shaped.
- The ferrule is stainless steel as opposed to tin which will rust as seen in cheaper brushes.
- Kiln dried wooden handles to prevent warping, not plastic.
- The bristles have been left with the natural tip on them. Each hair is flagged with two or three natural points. Less expensive brushes use cut hair to get more brushes out of the same amount of hair, but the naturally flagged tips are one of the qualities that make these brushes so superior.
- Triple thick amount of bristles carrying a generous paint load. Don’t be stingy with the paint, it will save you labour.
- Perfect length of bristle and perfect tension to give good spring to the brush so you can control paint layout.
- Perfect density of bristles. We’ve tried other brushes sold for chalk based paints and we’ve found that they are too big. The paint dries in the bristles because the brushes simply hold too much paint.
- The two inch brush has been designed with the oval/rounded edges to leave nice soft stroke lines.
- The Red Silk Brushes are PERFECT for our Zombie Varnish and our Table Top Finish. They are also made in Italy. They come in 3 inch wide and 6 inch wide to make short work of clear coating. The 3 inch brushes are also beautiful for our Furniture Makeup.
- Take care of them, do not leave them sitting on the bristles in a jar of water overnight. Wash with van Gogh Brush Soap and water to condition your bristles as you clean them. Fling out excess water and reshape by hand. Lay flat to dry. Or, if you want them to be perfect the next day, wrap the damp brush in paper towel and lay flat to dry over night.
- They will last a long time with proper care.
- For those budget-conscious painters, we do offer a very inexpensive natural bristle brush. It has black hairs and is perfectly adequate for the occasional painter.
Do not to dip them into the paint or varnish past 3/4 of the way up the bristles. When you clean them, work the paint out by massaging the brush. Use warm water. Love them, they are your best friend when it comes to painting furniture.