Brushes for Woodworkers
Choose the right one for the job and get great results
Synopsis: Finishers feel about brushes the same way woodworkers feel about clamps: You can’t have too many. The right brush for narrow, curved surfaces isn’t going to work well on flat, rectangular surfaces. The best brush for dyes and glazes might not be the best one for shellac. It pays to know which size, shape, and material is best for the job. That’s where professional finisher Peter Gedrys comes in. He’ll walk you through assembling a custom brush kit that will help you handle any situation, from foam brushes for clear finishes to artist’s brushes for detail work.
Visit a pro finisher’s shop and you are likely to be confronted with a bewildering array of brushes: round handles, flat handles, bristles long and short, ox hair, goat hair, squirrel hair, and nylon. Why do I have so many? The most important thing that a finisher…