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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:05 pm 
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When doing detailed cutting in I have trouble getting neat lines and end up having to use masking tape and a scraper to clean up, would be nice to do a neater job in the first place. Smallest standard brush I can use comfortably is 1", I find the 1/2" are too unwieldy and the bristles end up all over the place. Saw people talking about round sash brushes and since I was passing somewhere today I decided to have a look. Got a Harris 15mm Artisan round brush for £1.89 which felt and looked nice and I thought was perfect tester price, If I hate it, no worries about chucking it.

So now begs the question, how do I get a good result? Anything I need to know about using them?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:58 pm 
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your going to slow that's why you get wonky lines...Speed up & you'll find there be much straighter...Are you a Professional.


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I find angled sashes are the best for detailed work. They are spot on for getting into corners and painting windows etc.

Something to bear in mind as well as brush choice, is paint conditioning. It's always easier to cut in with a paint that's slightly thinned.



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Not a professional. No problem cutting in walls etc, I do them fine (well to my standards anyway :lol: ) with a 1" or 2" standard brush. I am talking more about working around window frames and other awkward trim where the surface is much narrower than 1".


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I use a round sash brush for narrow window frames and the only two tips I can give are 1) don't overload the brush and 2) practice, practice, practice. You'll soon get used to it and you'll find it more accurate and much faster to use than a standard brush.



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Tom d'Angler wrote:
I use a round sash brush for narrow window frames and the only two tips I can give are 1) don't overload the brush and 2) practice, practice, practice. You'll soon get used to it and you'll find it more accurate and much faster to use than a standard brush.


Thanks. I have some rough painting to do this weekend, I think I will try out the sash brush, totally not suitable for the job, but perfect opportunity to get some paint on without needing to worry about finish.



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Axus sash brush

The single most astonishing detailed cutting brush in the history of brushes. End of. They are simply incredible. :huray:

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I'll give those a bash, What size(s) do you recommend for a) sash windows and b) skirtings?


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For those 12 pane astragals and fine line work, the smallest 2 are best. The wee one is just feels like an extension of your hand. :shock:

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I know the axus is probably better quality bristles but the handle shape, ferrule shape etc are identical to the Harris Artisan I just bought.


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