Painted Treasures of Denver currently sells a variety of brushes in three basic lines:
- Heirloom Traditions oval head brushes
- Generic bristle ring brushes (made in Czechoslovakia)
- CLING ON! synthetic filament brushes (made in Holland)
Heirloom Traditions Brushes
We sell the primary line of Heirloom Traditions paint and wax brushes. These are premium, SYNTEC Fiber Oval Tapered Brushes with beaver tail handles.
The large HTP brush measures about 8½ inches in length, including the contoured 5¼ inch beaver tail handle. The oval head measures 1½ inches in diameter with 2½ inches of dense, firmly epoxied hogs hair bristles.
Each brush head has hand-crafted chisel tipped bristles, making it appropriate for both paint and wax application.
European Ring Brushes
We sell a line of ring brushes imported from Czechoslovakia. These brushes have circular (as opposed to oval) heads and round (as opposed to beaver tail) handles.
The large ring brush measures about 10½ inches in length, including the 7½+ tapered round handle. The head measures about 2 inches in diameter with about 2 inches of exposed bristle length.
CLING ON! Brushes
Painted Treasures of Denver now also sells CLING ON! brushes, which are considered as the TOP of the line for waterborne materials!
CLING ON! brushes are filled with the highest quality synthetic filaments available, in a mixture specially designed for applying waterborne materials. These brushes provide an exceptional ease of use, precise cutting in, a beautiful finish, and effortless cleaning, and make each brush a cherished tool – a joy to work with!
CLING ON! produces a variety of styles and sizes. We stock the popular styles and sizes. These include:
R (Round head) series - in four sizes
O (Oval head) series - in three sizes
P (flat head, bent handle) series - in three sizes
and a limited number of B12 (wide, flat head) brushes
Tips for CLING ON! Brushes
The CLING ON! is made of a specially engineered mixture of the best synthetic filaments of Dupont De Nemours; in various lengths and diameters and tipped and flagged; fully locked in epoxy cement to prevent loss of hair, with a stainless steel (nickel for P series) ferrule and a painted beechwood handle.
The main component of the mixture is a very high-quality nylon filament, solid round tapered. The durability of this filament is 5 to 9 times higher than hog bristles and up to 1.5 times higher than most polyester filaments. The shape preservation (the so-called bend-recovery), even more enhanced by the special dyeing technique, is unequaled.
Dyeing the filaments also increases the cleanability, because the paints can hardly stick to the filaments. Of great importance is the way you keep and maintain the brushes (please read the CLING ON! tips).
The nylon filament is very smooth and supple and its flagged tips provide a "velvetlike" touch and a smooth and flawless finishing. It retains its stiffness in water and returns perfectly in its original shape.
This filament is resistant against almost all chemicals and solvents and withstands high temperatures without losing its characteristics permanently. Only after a long duration of exposure to extreme conditions or chemicals does some degradation occur.
The second component of the mixture, a high-quality polyester filament, has been mixed in to provide the right stiffness or resistance. This, slightly shorter, filament (also solid round tapered) is stiffer and also retains its stiffness and shape when immersed in water.