These brushes are a staple in the toolbox of most European painters, but are relatively unknown in North America.
Unlike many others, the tips on these brushes are first hand formed to a point, then set in epoxy, and finally double crimped to the wooden handle using a solid copper ferrule. The bristles on the three largest brushes are also whipped with cord at the base of the ferrule to prevent them from splaying.
Unparalleled for painting or finishing moldings, casements, or other irregular surfaces — the pointed tip allows you to reach into a corner without leaving a large dollop of paint. When cutting a line, rolling the brush slightly ensures a steady flow and further prevents errant bristles from marring adjacent surfaces. These brushes afford a measure of control that is difficult to achieve with conventional brushes.
They come in a mixed bristle style (Orel and white China bristle) for water-based (WB) materials (since an all-natural bristle brush tends to swell too much, causing poor material flow), and in a pure white China bristle style for all other materials. The bristle is fully flagged in both styles.
To keep bristles in top shape, clean and dry thoroughly after use.
These brushes have our highest recommendation. Some products are no longer available.