Join Date: Jul 2006
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I'm gonna go against the gain here, I use cheap Natural bristle brushes even on the varnish, I take a couple mins to groom and trim the bristle if needed, ( this gets rid of any the wild ones ) then wrap a band of masking tape around the brush where the bristle and handle join ( this keeps any bristle from coming off ). You can buy these is bulk cheaper than some high dollar brush and you can toss them after each session, using a new one on the next.
Look at it like digital photography, with very little extra effort. you can get the same picture out of a 300 dollar point & shoot as you can out of a 3000 dollar DSLR, mega pix are mega pix, bristle are bristle, all things being equal the results will be the same, who cares if the bristle are set in a piece of unfinished bandsawed pine or a piece of machined and highly lacquered maple with a epoxy white racing stripe
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can change and Rum to accept the things I can't