How to Pick the Best Paint Brushes for your Project

With so many choices out there, it’s easy to get lost trying to find the best paint brush for your project. To determine your needs, first consider what type of paint will you be using and on what surface type will you be applying it?

Oil Base Paints, Varnishes, and Enamels

Our Purdy Black China Bristle brushes are the best paint brushes for these types of applications and are great to use on exterior decking and fencing. Black China Bristles have long been recognized for their ability to hold and deliver more paint than any other material. Our Purdy Black China Brushes are a mainstay for professional painters.

Low V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Compound) Paints, Latex Coatings, other Paints That Don’t Apply Smoothly

The Purdy Elite are some of the best paint brushes to use when others just won’t produce a smooth and finished look. The Elite’s do this by combining Dupont Chinex and Orel polyester filaments to produce a brush that has greater paint lift and high abrasion resistance. Suggested project uses are exterior door and window frames or shutters.

Polyurethanes and Lacquers

In addition to being a great selection for oil based paints, varnishes, and enamels, the Purdy Ox Hair brushes are the best paint brush choice for lacquers and polyurethanes. Ox-Hair is the softest, most supple natural animal hair used in the Purdy line and they are blended with white China bristles for extra resiliency. The Purdy Ox Hair brushes are a great choice to use on interior pieces such as cabinets or furniture.

Latex Paints

The best paint brushes for latex paints are the Purdy XL Series brushes. Containing Tynex nylon bristles, the Purdy XL Series brushes are the original fully synthetic brushes, combining excellent paint lifting capacity, sharp cutting-in ability, smooth release, and optimum coverage. They are great to use on interior walls and ceilings or exterior walls and trim. No matter the project or paint, has the paint brush for you.

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