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Brushes for Oil based

Discussion in '"TooledUp" - Tools/Materials of the Trade.' started by 3 spires, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    I have a job with oil eggshell....yes I know I am not looking forwards to it but I wanted to ask on recommendations for a good brush that doesn't need breaking in! it's mainly for barn doors, so I was thinking a 3" and a 1".

    In the old days it was Hamilton and Acorn but I have been told the Hammys shed more hair than a wet dog!

    Going back to the dark side hey!
     
  2. KLHTim

    KLHTim PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I have to say i used cdc pofessional synthetic brushes on a contract which demanded oil! I know a strange choice but they were recommended by another deccie so i gave em a go. 3" & 1" was in the box.
     
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  3. barry

    barry PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    ......and the result was?
     
  4. White Pele

    White Pele PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Used to love ‘Monarch’ Elite for my oil work, they were good brushes, held their shape and could were in my opinion, ready to go straight off the shelf.
     
  5. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    I get on well with Arroworthy Rembrandt. Using the sash and 2inch for some sash windows and painting witb Sandtex flexigloss.
     
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  6. KLHTim

    KLHTim PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Sorry... that would have helped! Really good... nice to use, no brush marks using Crown Full Gloss. Easy to clean, should you want to. Kept shape, cheap. Surprised me really so id use again if im dragged back into that smelly sticky world!

    & on offer at cdc at the moment by chance!
     
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  7. mistcoat

    mistcoat Colour Changing Cowboy Staff Member PPS Painter Bar Member

    I'll back this good man below on his recommendation... all the way! :fullten:

     
  8. deanthedecorator

    deanthedecorator PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Purdy monarch elite or Hamilton perfection synthetic seem to fair well in oil.
     
  9. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Another brush I recently tried in oil was a BM chinex poly blend which felt great. (Don't tell Craig).
     
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  10. puffa

    puffa PPS Tradesman

    Only using Corona Archers for oil.. and water based. They seem to swing both ways for me.
    I found all the Red/Gold Corona range to be excellent in w/b and only stumbled on their ability in oil out of curiosity.
    Use them for Coverstain and oil gloss, too. I think they're remarkable.
    Apart from my 7" flat wall brush all other brushes remain idle.
     
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  11. Bobbones

    Bobbones PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    My memory is going.. we’re the monarch elites the blue ones? If so yeah, good for oil.:spew:
     
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  12. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    Are they the Blue or Red ones @White Pele?

    I thought the blue was just for WB?
     
  13. White Pele

    White Pele PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    The blue ones were a stiffer brush, the XL Elite were softer, nice spring in them as well, but not to much to cause paint flecks pinging everything. 7D5B7B9C-4584-425C-835E-053957CFF766.png
     
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  14. Jason Gunter

    Jason Gunter Sea Fish magnet Bar Member

    Definitely my go to 4 years ago on site would have been a Purdy Monarch Elite.
    Recently used a 2" viper in Crown satin (oil) that was okay but i do like the Nour Heritage in oil.
     
  15. 3 spires

    3 spires I like the no nonsense approach me Bar Member

    I have Crown sending me a price on the Purdys tomorow, so I will go with those, I do have Corona Archers but can't convince myself to put them in oil!

    Thanks All :doff:
     
  16. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Brought a purdy elite xl and monarch to try today. The elite I found way to soft to do anything apart from lay off. The monarch although far to big for windows very good for large areas.
    I would be quite happy with the rembrandt sash for cutting in smaller areas and the monarch.
     
  17. White Pele

    White Pele PPS Master Craftsman PPS Painter Bar Member

    Have a look at mypaintbrush as well mate, think they are hard to beat on price.
     
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  18. Sprayandrun

    Sprayandrun PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Id still go hamilton perfection natural bristle.
     
  19. Teho

    Teho PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Omega
     
  20. ahenrypd

    ahenrypd PPS Master Craftsman Bar Member

    Used to use the Omega varnish brushes for oil and loved them.
     

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