We are bringing you the best tools to ensure the best finish with Fusion Mineral Paint!
Let me introduce the Fusion Mineral Paint Staalmeester Collection!
These brushes come with History! A bit like the Fusion Brand, they are a family endeavour supported by knowledge and technology. You will never find a better brush!
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So what is all the excitement about?
Staalmeester® Synthetic Blend Brushes were created for Painted Perfection
Staalmeester® have been manufacturing brushes for over 70 years. The synthetic blend bristles can be used with of all types of paint, however, we are particularly happy with the way it performs with Fusion Mineral Paint.
Staalmeester® stands head and shoulders above the rest.
This unique synthetic / natural bristle blend has a short natural china bristle, blended with a longer silky synthetic bristle. The natural bristle ensures better paint absorption and the synthetic bristle component allows for a smooth, even application having minimal to no brush strokes.
This top quality brush has a traditional beechwood handle and a coppered ferrule, (did you ever see a prettier brush?), with deeply set bristles which is ideal for painting small projects, complicated mouldings, banisters, window frames, ledges, doors and of course furniture. Aside from the flat, the Staalmeester® synthetic blend bristles have a band of string that is to be kept intact as they give the bristles direction and perfect tension.
Depending on your painting techniques you can achieve a smooth flawless finish or a unique heavy textured appearance.
We have curated for you 15 of the best brush styles Staalmeester® to give you an opportunity to try a sampling of the quality of the Staalmeester® brushes.
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When starting off with a new or dry brush submerge into water to the ferrule briefly just to dampen the bristles. Give the bristles including the string a squeeze so that the brush is barely damp.
Dip your brush into the paint only half way up the bristles, otherwise it is too much paint on the brush, and clean up will be more work.
Should you notice any brush strokes, you have too much paint on your brush.
You don’t want to see paint dripping off your brush, you want enough that when you go to apply the brush, it doesn’t drag across, but slides nicely across without minimal effort.
Do not allow your brush to sit idle as the paint will dry onto the bristles.keep a damp washcloth handy to wrap your brush should you need to stop painting for any reason, this will prevent the paint from drying on the brush. Give your brush some extra love with Fusion’s Brush Soap for cleaning
Once finished painting, submerge the paint-soaked bristles of your brush into water and rinse for a minute. It is incredible how much paint has been absorbed by the paintbrush so do allow it to sit in water up to the edge of the paint line or at the most up to the ferrule (metal part holding the bristles) if needed.( you can leave it for a couple of hours if you wish but not recommend to leave in water past the ferrule for extended periods). Allow at least 30 minutes to sit so the paint ends up falling off the bristles into the water saving you alot of time rinsing. Rinse and change the water. If it is not clear then repeat this process. You can also use the soap as you rinse out the bristles.
Using the Brush Soap to clean the bristles of the brush and work it down all the way into the ferrule, and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm to cool water until no trace of paint or suds is left. The area near the ferrule is hard to clean but it’s just as important for maintaining a brush shape as the tip!
Allow the brush to dry further at normal room temperature (do not heat up the process above a radiator) or drying by using a cloth, then restore the bristle to its original shape, for example by wrapping into a foil/film. Another option is using the hole in the handle allow paint brush to hang for drying.
Using the brush soap in only a tiny amount for every other brush cleaning is a nice way to condition the natural bristles and to remove paint from the synthetic bristles. If there is still paint remaining within the paintbrush and it is allowed to dry then your bristles will become quite stiff as the paint acts like a glue. That’s why it is crucial all paint is removed from your brush before you allow it to dry.
These brushes are not designed to be disposable as they are up to the task of being used for many years.
This is why we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Staalmeester collection!
Have fun out there!