About Cling On! brushes
A little bit about the amazing Cling On! Brushes and why we furniture painters are so excited about them.
Cling On! brushes are the innovative design by Frank Michielsen. In 2007, having over 30 years of experience and expertise in the painting industry and not being satisfied with the brushes on the market, Frank decided to create his own paintbrush. After four years of careful development the Cling On! brush entered the arena and took the furniture painting market by storm worldwide.
Cling On! brushes are handmade in Holland. They offer a superior paint application solution for all water-based paints. The elements of the brushes combine the very best blend of specially engineered synthetic filaments in a variety of lengths and diameters. These filaments are manufactured in the US by the industry leader DuPont. Because the filaments are so smooth, silky, and flexible, they can hold plenty of paint resulting in a flawless finish.
The filaments are fully embedded in a base of epoxy cement. That means zero filament shedding, or, in other words, no annoying loose bristles. The brush features a stainless-steel ferrule and a solid beech wood handle. The long slender handle gives the perfect counter balance to the brush for ease and comfort of use.
The Cling On!'s filaments have a special dye coating and are designed to have 'wet feet'. If you are using your Cling On! for the first time allow the filaments to absorb the water; likewise they need to be stored in water in between use. The filaments retain their stiffness in the water and retain their original shape. Once you have finished painting, rinse the excess paint from the brush, then hang it with its feet in water and the remaining paint will simply fall away.
For storage use either a Cling On! brush keeper, or, if you don't have one of these, just place the Cling On! in a jar of water and suspend it with a clip, making sure the filaments don't rest on the bottom and that the water doesn't cover the ferrule or the strings. Change the water regularly! Rinse in warm water and remove the excess water before you start your next project.
No excessive brush cleaning and no crusty paint at the base of the bristles and the ferrule!
The Cling On! is built to last. With the right care it will last you for many years, so they really are worth the initial investment.
So in a nutshell, we have learned the benefits of the quality Cling On! brush:
- Easy to use
- Easy to clean
- Don't shed bristles
- Retain their shape
- Don't require reloading as often as a normal paint brush, saving paint
- Offer a smooth finish with few or no brush marks
Cling On! brushes are the go-to brush of professional furniture painters and upcyclers. What better brush to choose as a beginner on your painting journey than one that will give you the confidence to achieve great results?
Please see Godfrey's Guide to Cling On! brushes for great tips on how care for your brushes and get great results every time.