best brush to use to cut in?

primbynatureSeptember 23, 2008

We will start to paint our walls in a couple of weeks. We are having a pro do all the painted woodwork, cabinets, beadboard, doors and ceilings and we are doing the walls. I think that I would rather cut in than use the blue tape. I have a steady hand so will be the one to do all the cutting. What is the very best brush I can buy for this and what is the best size? Thanks for any help.

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ericcross

From my experience painting, the best brushes on the market are, by far, Purdy. If you have a steady hand then I would recommend a 3" cut brush. These brushes are slightly slanted at one end to allow for cut work. They are a nylon/polyester blend on the bristles. This will work great for cutting in anything. Good luck.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 4:08PM
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primbynature

thank you!!

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 5:12PM
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paintguy22

I like 2.5" straight brush, Wooster or Corona.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 8:44PM
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pete978

Corona Chinex, IMHO.

http://www.coronabrushes.com/corona/index.cfm?event=showSeries&id=6

I have used Purdy, Wooster, and other cheaper brushes also....no more for detail work.

Pete

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 9:51PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I like 2.5" straight brush, Wooster or Corona.

Ditto

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 5:03AM
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primbynature

thanks everyone for your suggestions and help! may pick up one each of the angled and straight and see which one I feel more comfortable with!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 5:44AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

All of them will feel about the same in your hand, but the performance comes when you lay it on the wall. Flagged tips will create a very sharp edge when the brush is wet. Chinex will hold more paint, release it quicker and lay it on more evenly.

I'd choose a Chinex, Corona Excalibur.

Michael

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 6:23AM
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primbynature

thank you michael. I live in a rural area and have only lowes and sherwin williams close by. I remember seeing purdy and wooster at lowes but not chinex. will I be able to find it a SW?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 7:41PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

Wooster offers a Chinex brush. Lowes offers Wooster.

Michael

    Bookmark   September 25, 2008 at 9:48PM
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primbynature

ahh! thank you!!!

and Pete! sorry I didn't see where you had said Chinex too! totally missed the post!

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 8:31AM
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