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Best Synthetic Paint Brushes Reviews 

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best synthetic paint brushes that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.

There is always a discussion as to whether natural or synthetic paint brushes are the best, though for the purpose of this review we will be concentrating just on the synthetic type. Also we will just be reviewing the smaller 1" - 2" brushes today.

A good tip is that synthetic brushes work the best for acrylic and water based paints and oil based paints tend to ruin them in a shorter space of time. Usually though, a synthetic brush will apply any type of paint you want so they are a bit more versatile.

Just below you will see our top 5 list of synthetic paint brushes. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review.

If you are stuck for time and are just you looking for some brushes for a bit of work around the house, i would highly recommend the LG Harris 13190 Platinum 5 Brush Set. Although i am really reviewing single brushes today i couldn't resist putting in two of the Harris brush sets, they really are about the best you can get at a good price.

Best Synthetic Paint Brushes by Buyer Rating

The top 5 are as follows:

  1. Silverline 283001 Synthetic Paint Brush 25mm (1")
  2. Silverline 306432 Pure Bristle Paint Brush 50mm (2")
  3. Purdy Monarch XL Elite 2 inch Paint Brush
  4. LG Harris 13190 Platinum 5 Brush Set, Set of 5 Pieces
  5. 5 x Harris Fine Tip Professional Trade Quality Paint Brush Set

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Silverline 283001 Synthetic Paint Brush 25mm (1") Summary Review

  • 90% customer satisfaction
  • Synthetic, solid round, tapered filaments
  • Wooden handle with stainless steel ferrule
  • Use with emulsion, water or oil-based coatings, varnish, woodstain & lacquer
  • Excellent paint loading & even distribution
  • Amazing value at this price

No 2 - Silverline 306432 Pure Bristle Paint Brush 50mm (2") Summary Review

  • 85% customer satisfaction
  • Thick, pure bristles
  • For use with both oil & water-based paints
  • Stainless steel ferrule offers durability & corrosion resistance
  • Excellent paint loading & even distribution
  • Gets brilliant reviews
  • Again really great value

No 3 - Purdy Monarch XL Elite 2 inch Paint Brush Summary Review

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Use with water and solvent based coatings
  • No filament loss guaranteed
  •  Hand chiselled for precision cutting in
  • Self flag for perfect painting edge throughout the life of the brush
  • Great brush but that bit more expensive

No 4 - LG Harris 13190 Platinum 5 Brush Set, Set of 5 Pieces Review

  • 94% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Perfect for the home painter
  • 5 brushes (2x1", 2x1. 5" And 1x2")
  • Use with all paints
  • Gives a smooth finish
  • Harris produce great brushes, i cant recommend them highly enough

No 5 - 5 x Harris Fine Tip Professional Trade Quality Paint Brush Set Summary Review

  • 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Perfect for the professional painter
  • Gives a smooth finish
  • 1 x 0.5" / 12mm - 1" / 25mm - 1.5" / 38mm 2 x 2" / 50mm
  • A bit more expensive but worth it if you do a lot of painting

In Conclusion

These brushes are pretty cheap and cheerful. If we are doing some fine paintwork around the house, we just want a brush that doesn't drop bristles or go out of shape.

We really like the Harris brushes as we know we can depend on them. They are only slightly more expensive and we think they are well worth it. They are excellent for painting skirting boards and door frames.

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Hopefully you have found this article useful. If you are still not sure what's the best brush for you then you can get a lot more information on our Best Paint Brush article. It has a lot more options and useful tips.

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