I have a confession to make - I used to always just buy the cheapest paint brushes I could find. I think my general dislike of decorating houses has a lot to do with it.....
I like restoring things and giving them a lick of paint but repainting walls and ceilings in the house doesn't do anything for me. Especially edges and skirting boards.
I knew that professional decorators say that the right types/brand of paint brush makes a huge difference. They aren't wrong.
We tested various brands and have settled on Purdy being my personal favourite. They just seemed to strike the right balance of quality, price and function for me.
I've been using a lot more Linseed Oil based paints on a few projects recently and was looking for a brush that worked well with heavier oil based paints. The Pro Extra Monarch range is designed with this in mind.
It bristles are longer and thicker than other brushes and this allows it to delivery 30% more paint. I've certainly noticed a difference when applying Linseed Oil paints.
The quality construction of these brushes means it will stand up well to cleaning in Turps or other cleaning fluids - and won't loose any bristles.
Once cleaned and dried, pop the brush back in the paper protective cover to keep it clean and straight for when you next need it.