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3 Pieces Paint Brush Set Quality Wooden Handles, £2.97 sold by Britwear on Amazon
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3 Pieces Paint Brush Set Quality Wooden Handles, £2.97 sold by Britwear on Amazon

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  • Wooden Handles
  • Size:1 x 25.4mm 1 x 38.1mm 1 x 50.8mm
  • Pack of 3
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Might seem like a good price but these brushes should be classed as disposable at best. You'll not get a good finish from using them either.

I'd suggest you spent a little more and bought a couple of more professional brushes. I always use Purdy brushes. They're Handmade in the USA, you'll get a much better finish as the bristles won't 'clump' together when you're using them and they'll be easy to clean and reuse. If you got a 2" standard brush and a 1.5" cutting in brush, it should last you a number of years. I use my Purdy brushes almost daily and they genuinely look as good as new.

They are obviously more expensive, but for the time it takes for average Joe or Jane to choose the paint, prep and paint a room, you might as well pay a little more for the brushes and end up with a finish you'll be proud of.

Each to their own I guess but that's my opinion.

Source: worked as a painter and decorator for nearly 10 years.
northy12312/04/2020 21:00

Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes …Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes are always still clumped up with paint or destroyed...


If it's water based paint, just cold water under running tap. Sometimes I use washing up liquid too if I've left them a bit long and that usually gets rid of everything.

To avoid the clumping, you can actually get specialist paint cleaning 'combs' but I just use a nail brush to brush down the length of the brush and that removes any clumping. Also, give the brush a really good shake when you're done washing to remove most of the water. You should probably leave it to dry naturally but as I use them most days I just sit them on the top of a radiator to dry overnight.

If it's oil based paint, it's another story. I actually don't use my Purdy brushes for oil based (I use Harris Professional) but the only thing you can really use is turps or white spirit. Horrible stuff though. Luckily 9/10 paints are water based these days.

Incidentally, if I'm using the brushes (and the same paint) the next day, I'll pop the brush in a food bag and seal it in and it's ready to use the next day.

Long answer but I could talk about this all day, lol.
Harris brushes are the best, if using gloss/satin or eggshell then soak overnight in neat fairy liquid and clean the next morning. if while using them you have to stop for half an hour, wrap in cling film of silver foil and you should be good to go 30 mins later.

It's exposure to air that hardens them off.

If using emulsion or anything water based, just clean in fairy liquid and hot water straight after use.

Been a handyman since 1989 so you learn a trick or two.
I use Purdy too and can't go back now, but there are some really good cheap brushes around (alongside a lot of crap ones). I tried prodec from tool station but they were way too soft, like trying to draw with a rubber pencil, I took them straight back. I was very impressed with Spear and Jackson set you can find in Home Bargains for a few quid, not to soft, comfortable handles and give a nice finish, perfect for DIYers on a budget.
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Might seem like a good price but these brushes should be classed as disposable at best. You'll not get a good finish from using them either.

I'd suggest you spent a little more and bought a couple of more professional brushes. I always use Purdy brushes. They're Handmade in the USA, you'll get a much better finish as the bristles won't 'clump' together when you're using them and they'll be easy to clean and reuse. If you got a 2" standard brush and a 1.5" cutting in brush, it should last you a number of years. I use my Purdy brushes almost daily and they genuinely look as good as new.

They are obviously more expensive, but for the time it takes for average Joe or Jane to choose the paint, prep and paint a room, you might as well pay a little more for the brushes and end up with a finish you'll be proud of.

Each to their own I guess but that's my opinion.

Source: worked as a painter and decorator for nearly 10 years.
Ninty12/04/2020 20:56

Might seem like a good price but these brushes should be classed as …Might seem like a good price but these brushes should be classed as disposable at best. You'll not get a good finish from using them either. I'd suggest you spent a little more and bought a couple of more professional brushes. I always use Purdy brushes. They're Handmade in the USA, you'll get a much better finish as the bristles won't 'clump' together when you're using them and they'll be easy to clean and reuse. If you got a 2" standard brush and a 1.5" cutting in brush, it should last you a number of years. I use my Purdy brushes almost daily and they genuinely look as good as new.They are obviously more expensive, but for the time it takes for average Joe or Jane to choose the paint, prep and paint a room, you might as well pay a little more for the brushes and end up with a finish you'll be proud of. Each to their own I guess but that's my opinion. Source: worked as a painter and decorator for nearly 10 years.


Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes are always still clumped up with paint or destroyed...
Another vote for purdy here. Especially with the newer water based glosses. They show up brush marks easily
northy12312/04/2020 21:00

Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes …Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes are always still clumped up with paint or destroyed...


If it's water based paint, just cold water under running tap. Sometimes I use washing up liquid too if I've left them a bit long and that usually gets rid of everything.

To avoid the clumping, you can actually get specialist paint cleaning 'combs' but I just use a nail brush to brush down the length of the brush and that removes any clumping. Also, give the brush a really good shake when you're done washing to remove most of the water. You should probably leave it to dry naturally but as I use them most days I just sit them on the top of a radiator to dry overnight.

If it's oil based paint, it's another story. I actually don't use my Purdy brushes for oil based (I use Harris Professional) but the only thing you can really use is turps or white spirit. Horrible stuff though. Luckily 9/10 paints are water based these days.

Incidentally, if I'm using the brushes (and the same paint) the next day, I'll pop the brush in a food bag and seal it in and it's ready to use the next day.

Long answer but I could talk about this all day, lol.
Pastry brushes for me.
Any reccomendations to paint a fence and man cave?
If it ain't a Harris, it ain't worth it!
Good brushes looked after will last and last and be so much better to work with. Spent lots over the years with these type of cheap brushes it is a false economy. Once you invest in a good set you will realise.
Edited by: "sonia.town" 12th Apr
Good enough to use once and then bin, If you can't get a good finish with any brush even these you need to learn how to paint
Harris brushes are the best, if using gloss/satin or eggshell then soak overnight in neat fairy liquid and clean the next morning. if while using them you have to stop for half an hour, wrap in cling film of silver foil and you should be good to go 30 mins later.

It's exposure to air that hardens them off.

If using emulsion or anything water based, just clean in fairy liquid and hot water straight after use.

Been a handyman since 1989 so you learn a trick or two.
I use Purdy too and can't go back now, but there are some really good cheap brushes around (alongside a lot of crap ones). I tried prodec from tool station but they were way too soft, like trying to draw with a rubber pencil, I took them straight back. I was very impressed with Spear and Jackson set you can find in Home Bargains for a few quid, not to soft, comfortable handles and give a nice finish, perfect for DIYers on a budget.
matman05098812/04/2020 21:28

Any reccomendations to paint a fence and man cave?


Used some brushes on sale currently in aldi. They are really good. Think a pack of 4 varying sizes was £6-7. Currently oos online but if you are going for an essential shop then worth having a look in local aldi. We used them to paint our garden fences over the Easter weekend and they did a good job. Hope this helps.
northy12312/04/2020 21:00

Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes …Thanks mate. What's the best way to clean the brushes after? My brushes are always still clumped up with paint or destroyed...


Ninty knows what he is talking about, pay a little more for Purdy or Harris brushes
look after them they will last for years, another option is the Albany brushes or Pro Dec brushes at Brewers decorators merchants, Pro dec come in handy packs and are not to bad. Brewers is not open but their sister company designerpaints.com are still selling brushes and paint if anyone is looking still.
Cleaning with water for waterbase paints and for oil base if you have a jar with a metal lid pour some white spirit quarter the way up then dip your brushes in lift and out and spin between the palms of your hands inside the jar, pop the lid on and store on a shelf away from sunlight and you can use it a few more times.
If you use the oil base a fare few times it might be worth investing in a 4 brush Brushmate box. But I'll let you look that up.
Sorry to bore you lot.
Happy painting
Fluffybear15/04/2020 07:47

Ninty knows what he is talking about, pay a little more for Purdy or …Ninty knows what he is talking about, pay a little more for Purdy or Harris brusheslook after them they will last for years, another option is the Albany brushes or Pro Dec brushes at Brewers decorators merchants, Pro dec come in handy packs and are not to bad. Brewers is not open but their sister company designerpaints.com are still selling brushes and paint if anyone is looking still.Cleaning with water for waterbase paints and for oil base if you have a jar with a metal lid pour some white spirit quarter the way up then dip your brushes in lift and out and spin between the palms of your hands inside the jar, pop the lid on and store on a shelf away from sunlight and you can use it a few more times.If you use the oil base a fare few times it might be worth investing in a 4 brush Brushmate box. But I'll let you look that up.Sorry to bore you lot.Happy painting


Thanks Ninty & Fluffybear! Some great suggestions. That Bushmate looks handy... Who knew HUD was the best place for DIY advice
Good for cleaning the car with all it's nooks and crannies - Thanks! Hot
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