White vs. Natural Filament What’s the Difference? Which Filament Do You Need? If your specific application requires a brush that stays clean, we recommend using a white or natural filament so you can easily see when cleaning is needed. Either of these filaments will more easily show dirt, ink, or contaminant buildup than black filament can in most cases. Whether in a food application, a print application, or another situation where brush cleanliness is required, these brushes empower operators to easily assess the state of a given brush. White and natural filaments make it easier to detect contaminants, and they’re easier to clean as well. But what’s the difference between natural and white filament? Why might you select one over the other? Natural Filament – Not to be confused with natural animal-hair brushes, these brush filaments are typically nylon, polypropylene, or synthetic resin absent of any color. Often times, natural filaments appear white. Other times, they appear clear or transparent. Sometimes they appear to be almost yellowish. Final coloration depends on the processing and the raw material used in filament creation. Color can vary from order to order, or sometimes even within the same order depending on the selection of raw materials available. These brushes are used much more often than white filament brushes, such as in industrial applications where a pure white is not essential. White Filament – If you specif
Maximize Your Brush’s Longevity with These Simple Steps: Once you’ve figured out the kind of brushes you need, ordered them, and they have arrived to your working space, there are a few simple things to be aware of when it comes to storing them properly. If you care for your brushes when they’re not in use, you will extend the life of the products and maximize their working potential so they continue to function optimally for their designed purpose long after purchase. 1) Packed with Care: In general, it is best to store your brushes in their original packaging when they are not being utilized. Orient the package so that brushes can remain flat during storage; this will prevent the filaments from receiving undue pressure and becoming damaged. 2) Attention to Moisture and Temperature: Store brushes in a dark, cool, dry environment. Some brushes are designed for use in hot or wet tasks, but this is still a good rule for storing any type of brush and filament when not in use. With metal brushes, moisture can affect the filaments. With natural-hair brushes, excessive heat or direct sunlight can cause them to dry out. If your brushes are stored outside, regular exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can degrade the bristles and cause them to become brittle. NOTE: If you require brushes for outdoor use, talk to one of our specialists about requesting UV-additive treated brush filaments so they will last longer. 3) Avoid Filament Damage: Don’t sta
From ATM Machines to NASA to Jazz Drummers, brushes are used everywhere and in this article we talk about our top 8 strangest and most unique brush applications.
Shipping nationally and internationally can often lead to bruised packages and damaged goods. At Precision Brush, we ship everywhere and we custom pack our brushes to ensure the best quality for you. Industrial brushes are everywhere and for good reason - they’re useful! We’ve been creating custom brushes since 1951 and over that time, we have heard thousands of ways our custom brushes have been used. Thanks to our team of dedicated engineers, we’ve been able to craft brushes for years across multiple industries, making our high-quality products available anywhere in the world. Shipping affects the product We deliver brushes nationally and overseas, and put as much time and care into their custom packaging as we do into their actual design. It’s no secret to us that shipping can take its toll on delicate brushes. One good drop or a misplacement under some heavier boxes could leave you with a bent or broken brush. The filaments could become distorted and, in many cases, irreparable, thus rendering the brush useless. We learned long ago that traditional shipping materials aren’t enough to protect our brushes. Our custom brushes vary too much in size, ranging anywhere from 12 feet long to less than an inch. The filaments alone could get up to almost a foot long! So, we take matters into our own hands. Shipping can affect the product the customer receives, therefore, we see it as our responsibility to custom pack to ens
People Use a Brush for THAT?! You’ve seen paint brushes and grill brushes, snow brushes and hair brushes… but there is a whole world out there filled with people, items and devices that make use of just the right kind of brush to get their designated jobs done properly. Here are a few examples of some of the most unique brush applications we have seen here at Precision Brush! Space: All sorts of equipment used by people and machines working in space require brushes, from cleaning brushes to door seal brushes, but did you know that NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made use of a dust removal wire-bristle brush to clear off some of the areas it was examining? ATMs: ATMs use antistatic brushes to protect the internal machinery from outside contaminants when you insert your debit card. Surgery: Have you heard of “scrubbing in?” This is what surgeons must do before entering the surgery room. There are specialized surgical scrub brushes that are designed to remove dirt from the hands, even under the fingernails. Casinos: Professional casino table brushes are used to clean the felted game tables, removing debris without scratching or damaging the felt. Art: Right now you might be thinking, “Wait a minute… how is art a strange brush application?” Imagine this: We once created an artist brush for an artist who wanted the brush to be able to hold a great deal of paint so he could ma