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 Post subject: The round sash brush
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:13 pm 
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I think they are a real thing of beauty. Their lovely long turned handles and solid ferrules are just so much more interesting than an inch tool or a fitch, although they're probably a hybrid of both.

Question is, where have they been all my life? I've been in the trade since the 1980s, and I can't recall anyone stocking them until recently, although I get the feeling that they're not a new invention, apart from maybe the choice of filament.

Does anyone else feel that's their popularity is a bit untimely? All those years of painting wooden windows and not a round sash to be seen, and now with hardly a wooden window to be seen, they're every where!



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 Post subject: Re: The round sash brush
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Love using them to cut in crittall windows. Had some with copper ferrules once but the fluid in my brushmate ruined them.


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I have a set of Corona Comets in various sizes and just love them. :love10:

The latest Axus sash brush is a wondrous thing straight from the box, and can cut to an extremely sharp point. The tip rounds off within a few weeks, but they do very well in oil at that stage.

The flat and round fitches never seemed like proper brushes to my mind, but I still have fond memories of fighting other lads to get to the one really well worn Hamilton Perfection 1" or 0.5" first. :boxing: The 'dog c0ck' was the business. I knew a few guys who cut and shaped brushes, but I always preferred them in a naturally worn state for fine cutting.

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dynamod wrote:
The flat and round fitches never seemed like proper brushes to my mind


Totally agree with this.

The fitch is so easy to leave resting on a tin, forget and allow to harden. The round sash is much more substantial.

Another one is the oval. Back in the day I can only remember Hamilton making "namelvar", but can't recall any others, although someone who had worked in Holland said they were the weapon of choice over there.

The brush choice now compared to even 10 years ago is unbelievable.


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If only I was still using oils

http://www.decorating-supplies.co.uk/ep ... cale=en_GB

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The Spekter ones are nice.
http://www.mypaintbrush.co.uk/spekter-p ... ush-3-pack


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Very nice post Mr Fitzy.
I have retired but how I wish that I was thirty again. I would still chose p&d.
Yes, fantastic brushes now available compared with when I first handled one in 1968.
I keep busy indoors and have been redecorating for the last year. (Have a look at my post in The
Lounge thanking you and others and my comment about Chez Rossi.)
As you say about the oval brushes, lovely long handles. I have been buying U S style long handle
brushes from Decorating Direct. All brushes should have long handles to balance the stock and
bristles. It doesn't feel as good now when using other brushes. The long handles feel right.
I know that you are not using oils but I must tell you about a brush recently bought from DD.
It is the Corona Erie, I have the two and a half inch. DD say it is a real beauty and I rate it as the best
brush that I have used. It has a long handle and long, luscious, silky bristles. First used on Trade
undercoat on a large, panel door. Paint pick-up and distribution superb, a Rolls Royce of brushes.
Treat yourself- if you don't rate it I will refund your money.
Thanks to this forum I discovered Gras A Laquer and have just finished using it on said door.
It came a bit dry so I eased it with some spirit and it went on well.
As for your concluding remark I have a little book by the side of my chair: Life's Little Ironies by
Thomas Hardy. Life if full of them Fitzy.
I said in my post in The Lounge that this forum makes me feel that I am still taking an active
part in the trade and I thanked Chez Rossi for his contribution to society.
Your posts are always helpful and even though I was a decorator for over forty years there is always
someone who knows what I don't so I look at this civil forum everyday.



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The blaze stylus are very nice if you like it a bit softer.


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Johnv wrote:
Very nice post Mr Fitzy.
I have retired but how I wish that I was thirty again. I would still chose p&d.
Yes, fantastic brushes now available compared with when I first handled one in 1968.
I keep busy indoors and have been redecorating for the last year. (Have a look at my post in The
Lounge thanking you and others and my comment about Chez Rossi.)
As you say about the oval brushes, lovely long handles. I have been buying U S style long handle
brushes from Decorating Direct. All brushes should have long handles to balance the stock and
bristles. It doesn't feel as good now when using other brushes. The long handles feel right.
I know that you are not using oils but I must tell you about a brush recently bought from DD.
It is the Corona Erie, I have the two and a half inch. DD say it is a real beauty and I rate it as the best
brush that I have used. It has a long handle and long, luscious, silky bristles. First used on Trade
undercoat on a large, panel door. Paint pick-up and distribution superb, a Rolls Royce of brushes.
Treat yourself- if you don't rate it I will refund your money.
Thanks to this forum I discovered Gras A Laquer and have just finished using it on said door.
It came a bit dry so I eased it with some spirit and it went on well.
As for your concluding remark I have a little book by the side of my chair: Life's Little Ironies by
Thomas Hardy. Life if full of them Fitzy.
I said in my post in The Lounge that this forum makes me feel that I am still taking an active
part in the trade and I thanked Chez Rossi for his contribution to society.
Your posts are always helpful and even though I was a decorator for over forty years there is always
someone who knows what I don't so I look at this civil forum everyday.


Yes, I saw your comment mate. Very kind of you. Thanks.

Re the long US style handles, I prefer them now as well. I find them a boon in harder to reach places, such as skirtings behind toilets (you don't have to get as personal with the bowl)

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fitzy wrote:
Question is, where have they been all my life? I've been in the trade since the 1980s, and I can't recall anyone stocking them


Much the same as you, I've never seen them being stocked until recently, and have never used one. Might need to try one out..



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