Which paint brushes do you always go for?

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If you wanted great paint brushes for brilliant smooth internal room finishes, sizes in 1inch and 2inch, not too heavy on the price, perhaps less than a fiver each, which ones would you go for please?
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I use Harris.
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Thanks Yartin, anyone else?
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Harris are ok for under a fiver. ( toolstation)
Axus are ok.
Depends on paint type.
I bought a 3 inch purdy cutting in brush for £18 cant get on with it. Maybe there is an on/off button on it somewhere? :lol:
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Under a fiver you buying bog brush!
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Hi Bitzz.
This is a diy forum. You or I might spend a lot on brushes or rollers. A lot on here are keeping costs down by diying.
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I bought a cheap Pro Dec set from Toolstation and have been quite impressed. Nice handle and bristles, I can't remember losing any.

The really cheap black no-name set is awful, but useful as brushes when the hoover isn't around.
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Bronco wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:21 am
Hi Bitzz.
This is a diy forum. You or I might spend a lot on brushes or rollers. A lot on here are keeping costs down by diying.
:welcomeuhm:
Bronco, thankyou for your welcome pic, if you look I have been on here since 2013.

If my initial answer was a too sarcastic reply for you and I apologise. :lol:

a simple answer for you cheap brushes = false ecconomy. Pay more for a better quality brush, look after it and it will last longer, saving you money in he long run.
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No need to Apologise.
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I use Harris (a multi pack from Costco is amazing value, I think less than £2 per brush)

This £3.99 Seagull brush below is the best brush I have bought recently. I highly recommend it. I have just painted my UPVC windows with this brush, and bedec MSP paint, and the result was good. Very fine finish indeed.
I asked the shop (Leyland SDM) to recommend something, and they gave me a £3.99 brush. I said, "are you sure? it's only 3.99" and he said - this is the nuts. He was right.
https://leylandsdm.co.uk/seagull-handy- ... e-2in.html


A bit more pricey would be these, which come recommended by some professionals:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Purdy-Monarch- ... 0055SXYKU/
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Thanks for these latest ideas.
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Harris all day long, not cheap but very good
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