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Slim hadger hair brushes feature Redtree badger style China bristle, and are slightly thinner than standard badger hair paint brushes. These slimmer brushes are excellent for Varnish and all marine finish. Badger brushes have a brushy 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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Can I use this to paint walls?
Yes, it'll do just fine.
Yesspecially trim on a wall. Biggest advantage is smooth stroke the brush hair makes. I am an artist that uses to blend backgrounds on canvas in oil paint.
I would only use a badger brush for varnish. IMHO, they are too delicate for walls. I think you would want something a little firmer, and much less expensive.
I don't see why not!
Does anyone have problems with bristles coming out?
Yes I do but usually only during its first couple of uses. Seems as though once they have been used and cleaned a couple of times it subsides.
yes the hairs some times fall out. it means that the glue giving way in the metal part of the brush wich that is from the (thiner or the brush cleaner) that you are using DO NOT let sit for long time in thiner or cleaner.
This is a very good brush. I have had no problems with bristles coming out. I use the brush on my teak furniture with Sikkens products and it works very well.
I had good results with these brushes. Did not encounter a single loose hair from the brush.
No, I use a lot of these in different sizes and have not had problems with shedding.
WILLIAM ROBERTSON IV
Try storing in automatic trans fluid.
I actually prefer the Corona Europa for varnish work...very few loose bristles. I've used the Redtree brushes a great deal years past and they are a quality brush also.Jerry PlaatenFine Finishes & Fiberglass
I used the slim badger hair brush and it worked fine. I don't know how it would work for a very large area, though.
Yes but I see this with all flat style brushes. Try pulling lightly on the bristles before first using it. Also it helps to was the brush before first use as this knocks a few looser bristles free before you start varnishing. I have never tried an oval or round bristle arrangement brush so I don't know if they are better or not.
great feel when varnishing
I have bought badger hair brushes before,and expensive ones at that, and I wasn't really impressed with them, to the point that I stopped using them. They were very thick and seemed to drag too much in the varnish. I switched to foam brushes for a while, and found that they didn't spread the varnish out very well. I roller tip when I can, but you just can't all the time due to the geometry. I decided to try these thin badger hair brushes, and I really like them. They are stiff enough to spread the varnish, and they do not drag like the thick brushes.
After one cleaning the bristles started pulling out horribly. Don't waste your money.
I use these for applying lacquer, I'm not looking to spend hundereds on spray equipment. They don't melt in solvents, and the natural colored band in each bristle makes it easy to spot any bristles that do come off, which is rare. Very fine brush marks.
New York, USA
Great for brushing lacquer. Rarely leaves a bristle in the finish, mostly from bristles that get broken when the brush dried with traces of lacquer in it, making them brittle. Natural color stripe in badger hair makes it easy to spot the bristles that do break off.
New York, USA
Unlike other reviewers, I found this brush to be of high quality, with few loose bristles. I used it to apply 5 coats of marine varnish to a handcrafted wood paddle board and was extremely pleased with the results. I have finished many woodworking projects and have never been totally pleased with the brushes I have used. From now on, anytime I varnish I will be using the badger hair brushes. Thank you.
Jenni the Finisher
Osage Beach, MO
I have been painting for myself, my family and professionally for over 50 years. Recently I Awlgripped three fiberglass dinghies and bought ten of these brushes for tipping off. I have never seen a brush throw so much hair. I returned one used and nine unused brushes to Jamestown for a refund. [...]
I love these brushes!
I use these brushes mainly to apply Interlux Perfection. They shed almost nothing and have the right softness/stiffness for this. I don't try to clean them because the solvent is so expensive and I don't want to risk the quality of the next coat.