Cling On Brushes
Cling On Brushes
You will not lose bristles on your Cling On brushes. They are made in the Netherlands with the most state of the art Dupont filaments that are produced in the USA. The bristles will not break or come lose from the ferrule. No picking stray bristles out of paint is a major plus!
Cling on Brushes are designed to be used and stored wet, this means when you are finished painting, simply return bristles to water and the paint will just fall off of the bristles. I use a mason jar with the bristle tips suspended in water. Try using a chip-clip attached to the handle to keep the bristles from resting on the bottom of the jar. This method preserves shape retention and keeps your brushes free of dried on paint! Lightly rinse in warm water before use if necessary, wring out excess water, and you are ready for painting again! No need to scrub with soap and water or wait for your brushes to dry.
~Brush Stroke Free Finish
The smooth silky bristles of the Cling Ons hold plenty of paint and allow for a flawless application that is unmatched by any brush. In turn, will use less paint because of a more uniform application. This application can reduce or eliminate the need to sand out any coarse surfaces of paint and no need to sand out brush strokes. Painting with the brushes slightly wet helps produce a flawless finish and prevents paint from drying on bristles while in use.
Today so many paint brushes are treated as disposable, and a cling on brush is designed to last a long time! When it is time to replace your Cling On, be prepared for a sad goodbye since you will have become attached over your time together. With proper care there these gems will last for years.
~A joy to use
Paint is therapy! I know this now more than ever. In the last year I have come to realize, that to many of us, painting is our “happy place”. Its relaxing, its creative, and for those of us that need a time out from any obstacles and worry in our lives, it provides an unmatched feeling of Zen. I know I’m not alone because, in the last year I have had people tell me painting has helped them deal with loss, with sickness, and with the need to create and have a sense of self. For many creative individuals, our minds are constantly running with ideas, to do lists, and more at the speed of a mile a minute. It is nice to take a timeout to paint, and the brush itself feels so much smoother when painting. The smooth feeling produced when painting with a Cling On cannot be described.
~Versatility from Multiple Styles and Size
O Series/Oval Styles, ideal for all over painting and great for painting legs and spindles as well as any detailed areas. The O40 is the bestselling Cling On brush and the O45 is a favorite among cabinet painters.
035- Small Oval
040- Medium Oval
045- Large Oval
R Series/Round Brush Styles, ideal for all over painting and produce a similar finish to oval brushes but I find the Oval Brushes make for quicker painting, but the round styles are best suited for more detailed areas. These will make quick work of painting banisters, spindles and more. The R12 is the perfect brush for small projects like jewelry boxes or photo frames.
R12- Extra Small Round
R14- Small Round
R16- Medium Round
R18- Large round
R20- XL Round
P Series/Angled Styles are ideal for all those tricky areas. I get the most questions about this style. “What are those funky angled ones for?” Once you have used them to reach that area that you could not get to, then you will truly understand their value! They are ideal for pieces like hutches or on the interior of pieces, and for painting under arms of a chair, under a horizontal spindle, and areas that you cannot fit a traditional brush. They aren’t suitable for painting an entire project as they are smaller sizes, but you will find many times that you could use one!
P16- Small Angled
P20- Medium Angled
CLING ON! Brush Tips:
Let your bristles absorb some water prior to use. Some say, let your brush “Get its feet wet”.
Do not remove the attached strings present on the round and oval styles. They help preserve shape retention of brush. Try to keep from dipping the brush up to the strings to preserve the life and make brush cleanup easier.
Lightly wring out or spin brush handle between hands to remove excess water prior to use.
I do not store my Cling On brushes in water, but some people recommend that you store your brush in water when not in use. A little water in the bottom of a mason jar and a chip clip attached to the handle to keep bristles suspended, will provide an excellent home for your brush, and make cleanup a breeze.
Dip the tips of bristles in a little water while painting if the paint seems to be drying on the bristles. This is especially useful while working outdoors and will help promote the flawless brush stroke free finish.