I received this write up from Ifty Patel who has gone to a lot of trouble. Appreciate the effort and some useful info to ponder.
[quote]Method was simple - Johnstones Aqua Gloss was applied onto undercoated wood with two dips of brush/or eqivalent…use same amount of brush strokes and same method of application / layoff.
Method was quick…like I was painting a lot of trim…
Paint brushes… Corona Cody 2", Corona Excalibur 2.5", Wooster Silvertip (used for 10hrs) 2.5", Corona kingston 2", Proform Picasso 2.5", Corona Cortez 2.5", Purdy Monarch Elite 2", Purdy Pro Extra Glide 2.5",
Photo 1 below - I used a cheap synthetic brush at botton and a Cody above…good shine produced with Cody.
Other observations were I did not use a Corona Knight or Wooster FTP to compare 100% chinex against each other.
There was more gloss effect / shine on some…so using a quality brush did affect the shine level of the finished product.
The chinex was the easiest to wash.
The Cody is simiar to the Purdy Monarch Elite being a mixed Orel and Tynex but was a lighter colour…maybe a different blend ?
The Cody was a lot softer than the Cortez…and somehow because of the Cody’s design, it behaved differently and felt a lot softer and more responsive.
The Purdy Elite’s were very stiff and left a lot of brush marks.
I also note the Silvertip, although initialy very soft and shiny lost its suppleness when wet, both the silvertip and picasso behaved very differently when wet…a lot of the strands would bunch up etc…
The Chinex bristles seem to seperate more easily when wet.
The Cody’s tipping was excellent and an ideal angle for leaving a great finish. I note in one of Jack Pauhl’s brush reviews, he criticised too steep chiselling/tipping as causing problems.
These are just initial thoughts and observations…would be very interested in your remarks/observations and suggestions for improvements in testing…