Waterborne finishes are getting ever better and more popular every year. However natural hair brushes, no matter how great, (like our European Ox-Hair Gramercy Tools Finishing Brushes), do not work with waterborne finishes because natural fiber is hollow and water gets into the pores and makes the brush limp. The solution of course is an artificial fiber with the same basic characteristics as the natural fiber. These artificial "Badger hair" brushes are the same configuration is our natural brushes but are designed for waterborne finishes. We went searching far and wide to get incredibly fine artifical hair, even finer than European Ox, and far finer than what you would normally find in an average synthetic finishing brush. These brushes are also hand-made, so you get a thick brush, with no filler, with a voluptuous feel that has a huge capacity for finish. Even with a modern self-leveling finish, where brush marks aren’t a major issue, using these brushes will give you a far longer stroke, with even finish distribution and few drips or messes, even around corners.
Our testers loved this brush for two main reasons: It holds a huge amount of material so you spend a lot less time going back to the can. "Flow is Awesome!" they said. The second reason was that you get a controlled release of material that allows you to finish quickly and easily.
Even if most of the time you spray your finishes certain operations such as finishing edging on pre-finished plywood make no sense to spray because of set up time. In these situations you can save lots of time using a good brush. For the occasional finisher a good brush is far more effective for finishing than an expensive spray rig. Unlike less expensive brushes which are treated as disposable one tester called these brushes "worth cleaning out" because the added performance he got with this brush.Note: This brush is designed for waterborne finishes. The brush can be used for thin lacquer and shellac finishes but the fine artificial hair will clump up like wet hair after a shower. For those finishes use our European-Ox brushes.
Polished nickel-plated ferrule. Hand made in the USA from imported hair.