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Forum topic by srzsrz posted 05-29-2014 07:45 PM 1217 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2014 07:45 PM

This type of brush is called a blokkwast (i.e. “block brush”) in Dutch:

As you can see, it is not merely a very wide brush, but it’s also thick, like, about an inch. Therefore, they hold a lot of paint. Also, they have a very sturdy handle designed to be held in the fist. They’re used in painting walls (the parts one cannot reach with a roller).

I would like to obtain one of these without the need for a $1400 round-trip plane ticket to Amsterdam ;-) Unfortunately, Home Depot doesn’t carry them. To order one online, I need to know what they’re called.

Anyone?


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#1 posted 05-29-2014 07:56 PM

Is it possible it’s just called a block brush here?

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Linzer-5-in-Flat-Stain-Block-Brush-3350-5/202061388

It does say the thinnest dimension is 1.25 inches…

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 07:57 PM

Dang, I thought I’d tried that as a search term and not found anything! Thanks! Now I also wonder how I managed to look past them at HD. Ah well.

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 07:58 PM

No problem – I hope it’s what you’re looking for!

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 07:59 PM

My favorite brush, a Blockhead brush,

http://www.thepaintstore.com/Proform_Block_Head_Brushes_p/cbhl.htm

The paint store carries 2 sizes and they work well.

HTH

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 08:01 PM

Lovely, waho6o9! I have some yard furniture that could use some maintenance. I guess I’ll get me one of these and a can of boiled linseed oil. Thanks!

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 08:11 PM

You’re welcome srzsrz

This one is suitable for stain and the one above is suitable for water base
products.

The folks at the Paintstore.com are very helpful should you send them
an email to get the proper product.
http://www.thepaintstore.com/v/vspfiles/photos/CBHB-2T.jpg

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#7 posted 06-22-2014 08:06 AM

Just an update… I finally actually got around to oiling the patio furniture, and it worked great. It looks much better now than when I bought it. IKEA really skimped on the finish, it seems they missed a lot of spots. And it turns out the reason I couldn’t find the brush at HD is that, unlike all the other brushes, which are displayed together, this one type of brush is off in a different aisle, near the deck stain, which is presumably the most common thing people use it for.

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