The 3 on the left are most suitable for home use imo.
I wrote an essay (embarrassed) Finished a job early & thought I'd give a proper breakdown of how I clean my brushes (water-based). I also would like to explode the myth that cheaper is better when it comes to decorating tools. In particular brushes. 1. Clean out paint brush in sink under tap. Push bristles down repeatedly until water runs clear. I use this at stage 1 & 3: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wooster-painters-comb-paint-brush-comb-royal-mail-tracked-/272775418584?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 Expensive atm I presume coz of supply chain. I have tried cheaper wire brushes but not as good as this. 2. Leave suspended in Viro-sol overnight. Something like 3 or 4 parts water to 1 part V-Sol. Viro-Sol is amazing btw for wb paint & is great as a household cleaner mixed 100-1. It goes a long way. Then clean again as per stage 1. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-L-Viro-Sol-Citrus-Concentrate-Cleaner-Degreaser-Multi-Surface-2-x-5-Litre-/133487468497?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0 3. Dry brush. Take brush outside & twirl handle fast between palms to spin out most of the water. Or use a brush spinner. 4. Hang brush to let air-dry before putting back in its card brush keeper to help retain its shape. I do this daily with all my brushes. I rarely use oil & use a brush-mate to store them rather than clean them. Shellac brushes I suspend in meths overnight before stage 1-4. I rotate a number of brushes as the soaking & drying stage takes a couple of days. If you have only one or two brushes and want a colour change, or to clean at the end of the day, use stages 1 and 3 only before carrying on. I would recommend the Viro-Sol at the end of the job. Cling-film is my friend. Any breaks in painting for more than 5 minutes (maybe less with quick-dry) & I will wrap my brush in cling-film. This is good for several hours although I personally would clean at day's end rather than attempt to use same brush next day. Not many DiY'ers will want to do this but it gives you an idea of what a pro decorator might do. Sure if you want to buy cheap & disposable then that's fine, but the difference between a cheap brush & the Blaze I posted earlier is night & day in every regard. The Blaze is really a contractor mid-range brush, but superb imo. Note that the 'bristle loss' issue doesn't even enter my mind. Paint brush technology, particularly from the USA is advanced now. Proform, & Fossa are what I use. Some Wooster & Corona thrown in too. Take what you want from this. Or not. Thought it may be useful to someone.
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purdy brushes with zinsser water based paints and varnishes....cleaning up is then a doddle and brushes last forever....invest in the best.
I prefer the horse hair ones much better for doing fences.
Not likely to make a special trip, however if I was there it would be silly not to put it in the basket
Same here. I spent loads at Tesco online and had it delivered to my local.
Some rather bizarre comments on this deal. Let’s summarise - It’s was £2.50 It’ll now set you back 65p! Reviews are favourable - and let’s not forget those reviews will be from those who paid the full £2.50!
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Well said! If you're a painter and decorator you wont be using these but for everyone else, doing an odd painting job these are fine (y)
Thanks for posting, as I can use these for odd jobs around the garden (y)
I agree’ 99p and yet people still moan :D Want something better then pay more. Not rocket science is it :)
Same price in West One Salford too.. bought a pack a few weeks ago to paint some planters.
These are fine for outdoor painting! Like others have said, if the finish is critical like indoor surfaces, then id use better quality ones. But for applying outdoor wood stain to sheds and fences etc these are brilliant!
Depending on your needs the mixed pack of 10 brushes (gloss x4, emulsion x6) is also going for £10.33. Decent enough brushes for DIY - happily did my lounge with the help of a couple of these brushes last year. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harris-101011007-Woodwork-Essentials-Ceilings/dp/B084KK87FC/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=harris+brush+set&qid=1623362558&refinements=p_76:419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&sprefix=harris+bru&sr=8-4
Better investing in a set of good brushes like purdy , no hairs coming out and a good set makes glossing allot easier and also they last as long as looked after.
Purdy and Wooster are great brands for brushes. You can get Axus from indepdent decorators merchants. Pretty good for the price. Hamiltons are great for the DIYer. Just been doing painting so that's what I was recommended.
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I hope you slapped him then left.
I watched a mate painting his walls and emulsioned straight over the light switch.... Lol... I left.
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Lol!, well, fisticuffs at dawn it is then! :-P
Ah the old "you don't post deals so you don't get any input into the site" fallacy. Clearly I am allowed input as my comments have more thumbs up than yours :)
I tend to avoid doing that, but in this case, I'd also posted a PAINT deal....the two happily compliment each other so figured it's beneficial to all Conisdering you don't post any deals, you're not one to really complain about the nature of deals that others DO post?
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I didn't rate these..rollers left more fluff on the wall than I'd expected...brushes were ok
https://www.screwfix.ie/p/harris-trade-dual-moulded-6-in-1-painters-tool-70mm/9462X?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1a6EBhC0ARIsAOiTkrETLEO5kqVN71Of7OOUJQ1ZlgYsOVvJP_0p28WAc_8y7W_LkBFHfQ8aAtq0EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds A painters tool excellent for cleaning , removing paint from rollers
Whatever you choose don’t get the ready mixed stuff. It sets rock hard and is difficult to sand down well. Get the powder stuff that you mix yourself
Depends how big, but I always use fine surface filler from Wilko if you're careful it doesn't need sanding
Ordered two of these on a click and collect on Wednesday at £25, managed to get them to refund the fiver on each when I picked up today - great price, it was £30 not that long ago.
"The company expanded abroad investing in a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China. No reference, so could be lies!!
yup... I fell for it again
You are 5 years out of date - they sell mainly Chinese rubbish these days! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LG_Harris_&_Co
There are a few applications where a disposable brush makes sense, but mostly its just laziness not to clean and reuse. Bitumen has been in use for a century and folk cleaned their brushes a century ago. Not a nice job, granted. Not much point in being concerned for the planet and at the same time chucking more plastic into a landfill.
Disposable brushes are perfect, indeed financially necessary , for laying felt on a roof with bitumen / felt adhesive.
These particular rollers are old B&Q stock, denoted by the round hole on the handle. These are perfectly ok for home decorating but be aware that they won’t fit onto a B&Q extension long handle (for doing ceilings) as the ones currently sold have a more rectangular shaped nodule that won’t fit into the round hole. (if you get my drift). From memory just the paint trays are £2, so this is a deal.
I'm a big fan of these together: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Prodec-Advance-Titan-Roller-Frame/dp/B00A21RQQ8/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/ProDec-Advance-AREX004-Super-Extension/dp/B07BPCBN1X/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/ProDec-Stripe-Rollers-Roller-Refills/dp/B06VY8MJPK/ This B&Q set is a deal because it's only £2 but a proper set will long term work out better value. I voted hot though because if you are just doing a small room and have no plans to do anything else you can't beat £2.
Now that I've used THIS by Harris - nothing else will do. Worth the extra IMO. Ignore the reviews. Is lightweight and strong. The extension that comes with it is screw in. Definitely helps, but great without also. Applies paint so well and the material of the roller is superior.