Brushes and Rollers

Paint Brush Selection and Cleaning

Written by on March 29, 2015 in Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 1 Comment

Tips for Paint Brush Selection and Cleaning We’ve done a couple of written and visual projects recently with the Journal of Light Construction, to help users better understand paint brush selection and cleaning. First was a feature article in the March 2015 issue of the magazine, which you can read in its entirety here: paint […]

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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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Onsite with Waterborne Cabinet Finishes – Brushed

Onsite with Waterborne Cabinet Finishes – Brushed

Some Realities of Onsite Waterborne Cabinet Finishes When the onsite elements conspire against, it is the craft of the finisher to use all weapons in the product arsenal to overcome – and waterborne cabinet finishes are a great solution. Here are some situational obstacles and product solutions gleaned from our field notes on recent custom […]

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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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