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  • #17489
     Scott Gerwitz
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    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
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    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.

     

     

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     Lili Lennox
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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
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    I’d be interested in more info as well!

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     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
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    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
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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
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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
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    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
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    Thank You!

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