I just left the Purdy website. I have more questions about paint brushes
then before I visited the site.
http://www.purdycorp.com/catalog/brushes/page//professional I'm looking for
the best brushes for interior latex paint. I need brushes to paint
trim with Behr latex paints. Might as well get the best brushes for oil
Please recommend which model brush to buy. I bought some "all paints"
Purdy brushes from Home Depot, but I'm willing to spend the money to get the
better brushes if they'll make a difference in the appearance of the
For oil, natural bristle.
For latex, nylon bristle.
Believe me, you won't get a good looking job with latex paint. It is
fine for walls, not for trim - doesn't flow/self level well.
Additionally, trying to sand it between coats or to redo is like trying
to sand an eraser.
If you want a good looking job...
1. Prime with oil primer
2. Sand smooth. *Really* smooth. Totally and absolutely smooth. Tough
to do because most primers don't sand well. Wet sanding with silicon
carbide wet or dry paper (use wet) helps.
3. Topcoat with oil paint in your preferred sheen. Flow it on like
varnish in an even coat but not so thick it runs. Tip off until it
begins to drag. Keep a wet edge.
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Using Purdy brushes with latex paint is like matching up Brad Pitt with
an ugly broad. Doesn't compute.
Aside from my laughable analogy - why in the world would you buy an
expensive brush and use garbage paint with it? Behr paint is terrible.
I highly recommend you use either of the two brands I use (Benjamin
Moore or Lowe's American Tradition), or one of the other higher-quality
brands out there. Unless Behr has changed radically over the past few
years, they were and still are the worst paint to use.
Yeah, Behr went from "worst to first" in the CR ratings last year. I
thought the miraculous improvement in only a year or two was rather curious.
I used Behr and didn't like it, didn't "flow" real well. But that was a
couple/three years ago when they were rated poorly. I agree with Mark -
American Tradition and Benjamin Moore are great paints.
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