Applicators

Products used to apply finishes discussed here

Paint Brush Rant

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Applicators with 17 Comments
Paint Brush Rant

Dear Purdy – The ONLY thing this paint brush did right today was clean up nice at the end of the day. While that is a nice quality in a brush, it is not exactly headliner material. Everything in between was a crap show: It wouldn’t hold paint. It wouldn’t release paint. No edge for […]

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Pricey Stops from 2013: Hand Tools that Broke

Pricey Stops from 2013: Hand Tools that Broke

Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. In 2013, for us, it wasn’t the expensive tools that stopped working. It was tools in the under $20 price range that bit us. Here is a run down on some of the disappointments of 2013. We suspect that you will see a […]

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Surfix Review

  This write up is intended to allow readers to see the Festool Surfix oil kit through the eyes of professional finishers who have used it in some depth. The written aspect of this review serves as an overview of the Surfix system as a whole, while the two accompanying videos specifically feature the application […]

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Proform Picasso “the Bull” 2.0 brush

Written by on March 27, 2012 in Applicators, Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 31 Comments

Update 10/12: On further review, these brushes have not held up as well over time as other pro level brushes that we use. They are good as long as they hold together, but when they are done, they are done. Not typical of professional quality brushes. Picasso paint brushes have been getting a good bit […]

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Little Big Roller Oxymoron

Written by on December 13, 2011 in Applicators, Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 3 Comments
Little Big Roller Oxymoron

A few weeks ago, we started testing the new Purdy Jumbo Mini Roller frames and covers. The biggest design improvement in this generation of applicators is that the frame is not all wire style. It has a plastic core (the spinning cylinder that roller cover slides onto) that is a beefy 3/4″ thick, and one […]

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New: Purdy Jumbo Mini Rollers

Written by on November 17, 2011 in Applicators, Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 4 Comments
New: Purdy Jumbo Mini Rollers

For those tasks where every inch counts, and 9 inches would be too much, the jumbo mini roller frames and covers from Purdy offer potential solutions, if used properly. These are beefier than the wire frames we have used in the past, and ergonomically improved. Also, this one frame size can accommodate both 4 1/2 […]

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