I have had this baggie with a few foam brushes in my drawer for a couple
of years. I can't recall why I bought them, if in fact I did.
I was finishing the backs of some drawer fronts and I thought the
squareness of the foam brush would leave a nice clean line.
I dipped it in Polyshades Minwax. and watched as the foam turned into a
blob and saw it fall off the handle/stick onto my workbench.
I said: "my goodness, I didn't expect to be inconvenienced in this
I now have some proper ones which do not dissolve in that ultra toxic
volatile...poly? (That stuff wouldn't put a rash on a baby's bottom, for
cryin' out loud.)
Those were CHEAP foam brushes. Wooster makes foam brushes that do very well
in oil and water based varnishes. I can very often clean the foam brush
with thinner and re use it several times. These brushes typically have a
plastic handle and ferrule.
Geez, I use mine for water poly all the time and I have great luck
with them. I thought they were actually meant for oil poly and the
likes. the ones I buy say not to use in shellac, but if you don't
dilly-dally they work OK.
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