The XL Series by Purdy is the brush that does it all. This medium-stiff brush with copper ferrule is loaded with just the right blend of DuPont solid, round and tapered Tynex and Orel filaments for a brush that performs no matter what the job.
Purdy's XL Series is the most versatile brush series, designed for use with all paint and stains
Ideal for interior or exterior projects
Angular trim brush
Orel polyester for strength and stiffness in the most demanding conditions
Brushed copper ferrule with round edge
Natural hardwood, fluted-style handle
Tynex nylon for coverage with superior abrasion resistance
For all paints and stains
Versatile and great in any environment
Weight: Approximately: .14 to .36 pounds depending on selected size
Shipping Dimensions: Approximately 12 x 1.5 x 1.25 inches to 13 x 3.25 x 1.25 inches depending on size selected.
Rated 2 out of
Useful, but dont last.I've tried to like the XL series for years, they're the top recommended brush of my mentor and coworkers. But I always encounter the same problems with the XL brushes. When new, the bristles split into 2-3 sections, leaving big gaps for paint to drip out of. Sometimes this splitting goes away after 3-4 uses, in the case of the latest XL 3.5" I bought; It hasn't gone away after a month of use.
The filaments are soft and ideal for fine detail work, but release paint inconsistently. I find myself dipping more than I should have to to get an even coating of paint. Not to mention the filaments bend and get misshapen easily.
And as someone who thoroughly and meticulously cleans my brushes, something about the XL filaments binds to paint. There's no avoiding it in my experience. The paint that begins to dry on the upper part of the bristles near the ferrule always binds to the filaments.
To me it seems this brush is designed to wear out and be replaced quickly. Out of all the brushes I use, the XL's wear and need replacement the fastest.
I like the design of the 3.5" sash, but the filaments used fall short for all the reasons listed above.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of
brushi have always used purdy brushes i have had one for over 15 years, x wife threw it away on me, i know purchased another purdy brush n this time the has already fraid on me, now again i love these brushes i take care of them all the time but this time ( same care) it isnt working out well for me n i just purchased the brush a few weeks ago n now already need to buy another already, very dis appointed in this brush.. i know your product is good but sometimes 1 bad comes off the line... dont really have the time or money to replace this brush..
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of
This is the brush to buy, forget buying cheap brushes. You get what you pay for.I have started renewing furniture from garage sales and other places. I had to find out the hard way that when you buy a paint brush it really pays to buy a good one. I purchased the Purdy brand because I trusted it. I display my end products at shows where other people are doing the same. I know people ask "What kind of brushes do you use and paint?" Of course I believe that when I put my name on the finished products they look great, no brush strokes and no loosing hair from the brush it self. Take care of your brushes and they take care of you. I look forward to investing in additional brushes and trying the rollers soon.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of
this brush is great for all paints etc.I have been painting for 25 yrs. this is the only brush I prefer. bottom line. thank you Purdy.