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Forum topic by JUC posted 12-07-2014 08:31 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-07-2014 08:31 PM

I am looking for a high quality natural bristle brush to apply Waterlox to my new dinning table with. Any suggestions as to brand and price would help also size?
Thanks for the help!!

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 08:34 PM

I use Redtree badger hair brushes for my varnish, and the 2” size seems to be the most used one. Properly cared for, they last a very long time (you need a really good cleaning regimen). You can just search that brand, it seems to me the last time I bought them I got them at Jamestown distributprs. Before someone points out they aren’t really badger hair, let me add to this spiel….but they are still excellent brushes.

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 08:36 PM

I’ve had good luck with the above link and they respond to questions
from my emails.

Can’t really answer your questions about the Waterlox though.


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#3 posted 12-07-2014 11:59 PM

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#4 posted 12-08-2014 12:10 AM

Elder Jenks are medium priced quality brushes. The Gramercy brushes are expensive but WOW. I’ve been disappointed last few years with both Purdy and Wooster. My old Purdys and Woosters are very good but I can’t recommend the new ones.

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#5 posted 12-08-2014 12:12 AM

Art supply or craft store like Michaels or ACMoore.

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#6 posted 12-08-2014 02:55 PM

Thanks for the help!! These are some good places to look.

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 12-08-2014 03:46 PM

I buy natural bristle (White China) brushes at HD.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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