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The oval shaped brush has the same qualities as round style Epifanes brushes but provides a slower release of paint or varnish. Falling somewhere in between the round and the full, this brush is ideal for varnish.
Oval and round brushes use a turning motion while cutting an edge to always give an even flow. Bristle volume gives great holding capacity. The chiseled shape ensures accurate paint spread.
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what are the bristles ??
I don't know, but they're the best brushes I've ever used. I highly recommend keeping them in the brush storage container in a bath of kerosene. Then use a brush spinner to dry before the next use. Change out the kerosene to keep the brushes clean. I've had mine for several years and as good as new.
Natural. Possibly badger.
what type of bristle is it?
You won't find a better brush than Epifanes natural Chinese bristle. Follow Epifanes maintenance recommendations (see their website) and these brushes last for years, taking your varnishing to a new level.
Carol I am not sure what the bristles are made of, I did use the oval brush and did not find that it was helpful. I did better with the badger brush. I don't know if it was my technique but though the brush will hold a lot of varnish it is rather stiff and I could not put down a flow of varnish without a serous line. The brush is thick and holds well and I suspect that it would be great for thin rails or trim. I really needed a brush with a wider flow. I am surely one to try any "new" system, but this did not do it for me. I subconsciously did not clean it well and that was the end of it...
I think that they are Black China bristles.Which means that they are a natural (non-synthetic bristle)probably plucked from a Hog.It is a great brush. Excellent holding capacity and great for cutting edges.
The bristles are ox-hair. I have several of these style brushes & I love them. Very popular in the UK, they are especially good for railing, pipe, etc... They last forever!Dean
Soory for the wait.The brush appears to be made of black natural bristles - according to Epifanes they are Chinese bristle - i.e. hog, that are split and hand chiseled. I have not used the brush yet. Under magnification, most are tapered at the tip but some are square ended. This brush is designed to hold a lot of paint, and it will be really important to presoak it in the appropriate solvent prior to use to make clean up easier.The brush seems very well made. The ferrule is over 3/4" in depth, and the bristles, which are tightly and very densely bunched, extended out 2.2" from the ferrule. They are visibly, from the backside, epoxied into place.The handle is the right length, drilled for hanging, and tapers slightly toward the end. Extending about 1 1/4" from the ferrule, the handle is epoxy painted so as to make clean up easy and total near the ferrule - a nice touch.I trust this tsunami of info will do.
Natural Chinese bristle set in epoxy. Bristle ends are individually split and hand chiseled. If properly cleaned and stored in the Epifanes brush keeper filled with diesel they can provide good service for 10 -20 years.
Badger. Very nice brush. Works especially well on half-round (eyebrows), cap rails and similar items.
Wish I had bought this size sooner.
No more Badger brushes for me. I have the 2" oval also but the round is the perfect brush for smaller areas and curved surfaces. My flagpole is flawless, perfect application
The Flying WASP
great coverage for those rounded gunnels
Throw away your foam brushes
the difference between this brush and using a foam brush is the difference between night and day. This brush holds more varnish, varnish stays in the brush ,doesnt drip and cutting right to a line is very easy. Only advantage of a foam brush is price and if I was worried about price I wouldn't have bought a boat. My only regret is that I didn't buy this brush years ago