Badger Hair Brushes, badger hair paint brush
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Redtree Badger Hair Brushes

Badger Hair brushes are ideal for bottom paint, varnish and high-gloss marine coatings. Badger brushes have a bushy appearance as the hair is cone shaped, thick near the tip and thin near the root.

Badger hair is somewhat stiff even in longer lengths. Most badger-hair brushes have a fan or round shape with a flat top for blending.

 
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BRAND: Redtree
Type: Brushes
3.9 18

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RedtreeBadger Hair Brushes
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (14)
  • Easy to clean (7)
  • Ergonomic grip (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small areas (8)
    • Large areas (7)
    • Detailed work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "Where have you been all my life?""

    These brushes are absolutely SUPERB! I have used exactly ONE 1.5" badger hair brush to varnish ALL the exterior teak (comanionway boards, coaming, winch pocket surrounds, folding cockpit table,...Read complete review

    These brushes are absolutely SUPERB! I have used exactly ONE 1.5" badger hair brush to varnish ALL the exterior teak (comanionway boards, coaming, winch pocket surrounds, folding cockpit table, ten-loop S&P handrails, and all the hatch cover surrounds) on my 30 ft sailboat. I have now finished six coats and intend to apply two more! The result is absolutely FABULOUS! Brush marks in the varnish disappear in 15 seconds, there are ZERO issues with air bubbles, and except for a few hairs coming off on the very first coat...there have been ZERO since. The brush applies varnish like silk, cleans easily and is soon ready for the next application. I will NEVER use anything but a badger hair brush for varnish again.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not the same as they were

    These are impostor badger brushes, they do not hold up well in comparison to the last batch I purchased here in 07. They puff up and lose their shape rapidly and the hairs are...Read complete review

    These are impostor badger brushes, they do not hold up well in comparison to the last batch I purchased here in 07. They puff up and lose their shape rapidly and the hairs are not as tightly packed as they used to be (so they do not hold as much material), and they are of a lower quality. I use these for interior shellac and varnish millwork. I am looking for a different source and brand now.

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    4.0

    Very Good

    By ED

    from CRANFORD, NJ

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Detailed Work

      Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

      Smooth and even for final coat painting & varnishing. Also good brush to use for roll & tip application, but unfortunately need to be discarded after use with 2-part epoxy paint, which I didn't realize when I started. I'd have used a much cheaper brush if I had.

       
      4.0

      Purchsaed for Varnishing

      By ARTHUR J.S

      from NEEDHAM, MA

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean
      • Ergonomic Grip
      • Even Paint Distribution

      Cons

      • Bristles Too Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Small Areas

      Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

      The varnish distribution was very good using Epifanes.

       
      5.0

      GREAT brush

      By Tom

      from French Lick, IN

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Reasonably Priced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Areas
        • Varnish

        Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

        The best varnish brush I have ever used, and I have used a wider badger hair brush for years.

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Charlie

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

            I'm building a Herreshoff/Gardner Rowboat and I bought two brushes, one for varnish and one for paint. I haven't varnished yet, but the brush has worked very well for painting. Despite my lack of experience (I've never painted anything but a wall) the brush lays a consistent amount on the work surface and has produced a good surface so far. I'm very pleased.

             
            5.0

            Arrived in good condition

            By Innovative Cabinetry By KMC, Inc.

            from MD

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                  Shipped in a box of exact size as to not allow any movement and bend the hairs on my brushes. Have not used them yet. And I will only use these for that expensive varnish that only flows best when applyied by a Badger.

                   
                  1.0

                  Not happy sould have read these reviews

                  By JimHandy

                  from montana

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Deteriorates
                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                      my 2" brush lost hairs left and right and seamed to "chip' while applying high quality varnish. went back to foam brushes to redo the job. very disappointed with the product.

                       
                      4.0

                      So far, so good...

                      By Reb

                      from Lakeville, MN

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Even Paint Distribution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                        This Badger Hair brush threw very few hairs the first few uses I have on it. It does a nice job distributing varnish across surface. To avoid bubbles, brush needs to be loaded up with varnish so you are not pushing varnish out of brush...this 2 1/2" brush holds a lot of paint so I would not recommend for small jobs.

                         
                        3.0

                        Badger brush

                        By trbeau

                        from Lincolnton, NC

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                          Brush holds lots of paint and tipping leaves few lines when topside paint dries but be prepared to pick out a few brush bristles when brush is news.

                           
                          3.0

                          Handles nicely but drops bristles

                          By georgeandgracie

                          from Beulah, CO

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Clean
                          • Ergonomic Grip
                          • Even Paint Distribution

                          Cons

                          • Deteriorates
                          • Sheds bristles

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Areas
                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                          I've been using this with Epifanes Gloss on doors. After a year of it, I have had it with bristles showing up in the varnish when it's too late to fix them. I'm shopping for another brush.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not the same as they were

                          By Adam

                          from New York City

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                            • Detailed Work
                            • Large Areas
                            • Small Areas

                            Comments about Redtree Badger Hair Brushes:

                            These are impostor badger brushes, they do not hold up well in comparison to the last batch I purchased here in 07. They puff up and lose their shape rapidly and the hairs are not as tightly packed as they used to be (so they do not hold as much material), and they are of a lower quality. I use these for interior shellac and varnish millwork. I am looking for a different source and brand now.

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