“ Brand: Homebase „
Over the last couple of months I have been doing a bit of decorating in my home and have been using a pack of Homebase Value Paint Brushes which cost me just £5.99 for a pack of 5.
The brushes are sold in a clear plastic wrapper with a card label attached to the top. The label is orange and has the Homebase Value Logo on it, other than informing the customer there are 5 brushes in the pack there's nothing else on the front of the label.
The back of the label gives you the sizes of the brushes, these are:-
1 x 12mm / 1/2 inch
1 x 25mm / 1 inch
1 x 38mm / 1 1/2 inches
2 x 50mm / 2 inches
Inside the plastic wrapper each brush head is wrapped individually in a second plastic wrapper, I found this useful as there was one brush I didn't use so this is still securely wrapped ready for next time I paint.
The brushes measures approximately 21cm's in length with the handles being made from a very lightweight black plastic, they are slightly curved making them easy to hold whilst using them. There is a small hole in the top of the handle which I assume is for hanging them up. The bristles are black in colour and there is nothing on the packet to say what they are made of, they do however feel like a nylon type material.
I have used all of these brushes apart from one of the 50 mm ones and have been really pleased with them. I used them with both emulsion and an outside stain on the window frames and they have been excellent. The main problem I have found in the past with cheap brushes is they do tend to shed bristles at an alarming rate, these however did not. After painting our bedroom I had only lost 3 bristles, yes I counted them, and in my opinion that's pretty good for a value paint brush.
Another problem with cheap brushes is after 1 or 2 uses the bristles all splay out making it impossible to get a nice neat edge, with these value brushes from Homebase this didn't happen, the bristles stayed neat and in shape.
After cleaning the paint brushes they remained in shape and in good condition, I only used water based products with them so only used water to clean them therefore I cannot comment how they would be after cleaning in white spirit.
If you are looking for some cheap paintbrushes then I can recommend these Value brushes from Homebase, for just £5.99 for a pack of 5 or £9.99 for a pack of 10 they really are good quality.