"AS A PAINTING CONTRACTOR I CAN VOUCH FOR THE VALUE OF THESE DESK AND SIDING BRUSHES. UNFORTUNATELY SHERWIN WILLIAMS STORES IN SE NC NO LONGER CARRY THIS LINE OF BRUSHES WHICH IS SURPRISING SINCE BRUSHING IS THE #1 APPLICATION FOR EXTERIOR SIDING, DECKING, FENCING ETC.
THE 4" "DECKSCAPES" BRUSHES HOLD 8 - 10 TIMES THE PRODUCT THAN ANY TRADITIONAL PURDY 3" SWAN BRUSH...
ONCE YOUR BRUSH IS GOOD AND WET WITH PAINT YOU CAN COVER AN ASTONISHING NUMBER IF LINEAR/BOARD FEET BEFORE NEEDING TO DIP BRUSH AGAIN...
HERE ARE THE AVG LINEAR COVERAGE EACH SIZE BRUSH NETS YOU ON A BOARD THE SAME WIDTH OF THE BRUSH:
3" - 8' to 12' (previously painted smooth wood)
5' to 8' (on rough or raw wood)
4" - 8' to 14'' on previously painted wood
5' to 10' on rough or raw wood
6" - 10' to 16' previously painted
6' to 14' on raw or rough wood
* THE AREA YOU CAN COVER IN ONE DIP ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR PRODUCT, CONDITION & TYPE OF MATERIAL BEING COVERED, COLOR, AND AMBIENT TEMPRATURE...
*** THE 6" BRUSHES (I CALL THEM 6" BUT I THINK THEY ARE REFERRED TO AS 5" EVEN THOUGH THEY MEASURE CLOSER TO 6") ARE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR STANDARD DECKING OR 5 QUARTER BOARD... THE KEY TO USING THE 6" ON DECKS IS TO REMOVE STOCK HANDLE AND SCREW IN AN ADJUSTABLE EXTENSION POLE... THE 1ST TIME I MADE MY GUYS USE THESE WAS WITH DECK SEALER AND WE FINISHED A 30'X14' DECK IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!
YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS BRUSH FOR BOXING (AKA SOFFIT, OVERHANG) WITH A 4 FOOT EXTENSION POLE ON A ONE STORY HOUSE AND NEVER HAVE TO GET ON A LADDER!
These are great brushes, quite a bit more expensive than a purdy swan of the same size but you will easily cut the labor in half and provide a much heavier coat then possible with traditional brushes or rolling or spraying (and the product penetrates the surface much better when brushing).
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FROM ME TO YOU, WHETHER A HOME OWNER OR A CONTRACTOR."