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  • #17489
     Scott Gerwitz
      • Experience: 20+ years
      • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

      I have found a new favorite brush.  A sign painter I worked with recently used this brush to cut in on a project, and his speed was amazing. He said it was the brush. We were working on brick, lots of texture.

      Lili Payne was kind enough to buy me one to play with.

      It is amazing! It holds so much paint and the line it cuts is so sharp! The only downfall is it can’t really get a crisp corner.

      I believe it is called a tapered filament round brush, that is the closest name I could find for it.

      Here are a few photos of it in action.

      #17490
       ram5ey
        • Experience: 10-15 years
        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

        Any chance to find out where to get one of these? I searched and searched and couldn’t find anything really like what is pictured.

         

         

        #17491
         Lili Lennox
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          • Experience: 15-20 years
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          I recall the brush had a funny name, but I can’t quite remember what it was. I’ll swing by the little hardware store where I bought it and post some information on how to buy it.

          #17560
           EvanWRapp
            • Experience: 5-10 years
            • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

            I’d be interested in more info as well!

            #17561
             Lili Lennox
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              I found it at Ace Hardware, brand name “Accu-Trim Brush”. I cannot for the life of me find any information about the company- it wasn’t displayed on the box they were in, and the internet has been surprisingly unhelpful.

              However, Amazon has something similar that might be worth a shot:

              A Richard Tools Series A 13415 5/8″ Elegance Trim Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYCHZ64/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NQfmDbXPGH8QP

              #17563
               Scott Gerwitz
                • Experience: 20+ years
                • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

                I did some asking around. It seems to have a few names.

                Pointed Bristle Blend Glazing Brush (thank you Jason Strom)

                Round Sash Brush

                The person who ultimately gave the brush to my friend said he got one from a fellow from Scotland. There they are made by a company “Diall”.

                Here are a few websties that sell them:

                https://www.fauxbrushes.com/GLZ-2.html?fbclid=IwAR2zo1UYOsNwNPQM_vPW8PvOxgZUExixZzu0Mn7cMlr11MwsafH5TW95RSw

                https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3pc-Harris-Round-Sash-Brushes-T-Class-Pointed-Corner-Paint-Brush-Natural-Bristle-/332702898945

                https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-paint-brush-set-pack-of-5/1600730_BQ.prd

                Or we could all ask Lili Payne to buy us one in Minneapolis and ship them to us.  Want to start a side hustle Lili?

                #17565
                 Angelique Powers
                  • Experience: 20+ years
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                  Accu trim Brush

                  They sell them at a local Paint store- Abbott.

                  I asked if they had a website- but no luck- I get a great discount if we wanna start a hustle.

                   

                  #17566
                   Angelique Powers
                    • Experience: 20+ years
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                    Accu trim Brush

                    They sell them at a local Paint store- Abbott.

                    I asked if they had a website- but no luck- I get a great discount if we wanna start a hustle.

                     

                    #17568

                    The shape is a pointed sash brush. There is also a square end round sash brush. Pierre Fienkelstein has them on his website. Also, I have some older ones made by Omega and imported under the Symphony name. For a really exceptional sign cutter try a double or triple Mack cutter. (Mack brushes also make some dynamite fitches which act much like the old Grumbacher Harmony line-if you are old enough to remember them!)

                    For really rough surfaces like the block you showed, we generally use  the cheapest angle sash brush we can get because the surface eats up the bristles so fast. Cut in with the sash and fill with a small long nap roller on big walls.

                    For finer lines we use deerfoot shape fitches in shorter lengths for control.

                    If you can find an older stock of brushes the Harrison brand made some nice cutters as well, but they have been out of business a long time. I did find some in an old hardware store a year or so back.

                     

                    #17609
                     Scott Gerwitz
                      • Experience: 20+ years
                      • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

                      Thanks Brian.

                      I loved the Grumbacher Harmony brushes! I was so sad when they went away. I will check out the Mack’s.  I just purchased a bunch of Mack sign lettering brushes, they are fantastic.

                      I just finished this brick mural with the the pointed sash brush.  It works so great getting into the little cracks and holes of the brick so I don’t have to come back and catch all those holidays.

                      I am excited to expand my brush collection! This might be my new obsession. I have relied on the chip brush for too long! Haha!

                      #19550
                       Steph
                        • Experience: 20+ years
                        • Scenic Status: Full Time Regular

                        Thank You!

                        #76307
                         Lauren Conerly
                          • Experience: 0-5 years
                          • Scenic Status: Part Time Regular

                          Hi everyone,

                          I also use this brush often. It is a staple for painting furniture -recently painted as couch for the third time and this brush fits perfectly into the grooves and pleats. I also use it for corners, sign and letter painting, anything that needs a clean edge ( I use this over an angled brush) and I have also used it to blend chalks on rough surfaces.

                          I bought the Bates- Trim Brush, 0.75 Inch from Amazon.

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