Synthetic Paintbrush Filaments Parts of a Paintbru

Synthetic Paintbrush Filaments Parts of a Paintbru


a great paint job depends on more than just high quality paint it has a lot to do with the quality of the brush you use first let’s talk about the basics brushes are made up of three distinct parts the handle the ferrule and the filaments the handle determines how comfortably the brush fits into the painters hand and how easy it is to control the ferrule holds the filaments in place good quality Pharos are made of durable rust resistant metal but with paint brushes it’s the little things that matter most namely the filaments and no one makes paintbrush filaments quite like DuPont meet Karl Karl’s professional painter he’s used hundreds of brushes and knows which ones performed the best he’ll be demonstrating some of the finer points of paint brush design for us Karl knows that the first thing to pay attention to is the shape of the brushes filaments level filaments have the same diameter down their entire length DuPont tapered filaments on the other hand narrow gradually all the way to the tip of the brush unlike level filaments which tend to clump together tapered filaments Bend and flex with light hand pressure improving the painters accuracy laying down a more consistent brushstroke here Karl shows us the difference look at how the brush with level filaments skips across the surface and dumps paint when flexed the result is a sloppy uneven application tapered filaments though deliver paint in a smooth even unbroken brushstroke Carl knows that it’s also important to select a brush with a good interior reservoir the reservoir is a narrow space between the filaments that acts as a tiny pump brushes made with DuPont tapered filaments have an active reservoir that takes up and holds more paint and with pressure distributes it evenly to the surface being painted not only can fill events be tapered they can be processed further to enhance how the paintbrush performs for instance bringing the filaments to a point or tipping them help smooth out the delivery of the paint tip filaments deliver a longer stripe finer finish and better edge control filaments can also be flag flag filaments pick up paint from the can more easily more paint on your brush means a quicker and smoother application DuPont also offers a range of filament shapes each with its own benefits round filaments offer the greatest durability cross shape or Quadra Lobel filaments provide good paint pickup and lighter weight hollow a trial ocular filaments are an economical choice for a quality brush trial ocular filaments reduced brush density by 25 to 45 percent when compared to round filaments quad filaments were developed to provide good paint pickup while remaining easy to clean in addition the quad shape adds stiffness to the filming tetryl ocular filaments available only from DuPont offer excellent Bend recovery and cleanup properties and to be further processed to mimic the feel of natural bristles filament quality even affects how brushes wash up after several washes cheaper filaments begin to lose their stiffness shape and control while brush is made with dupont filaments maintain their attributes even after repeated cleaning for better performance and longer life so if you’re looking for the best in paint brush materials it’s time to look a little closer only high quality DuPont filaments deliver the durability versatility and control that today’s painters demand you

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