This brush is a little smaller than the large wax brush and the bristles are chiseled instead of flat. This shape and size makes this brush versatile, so it can be used to apply wax, paint and/or oil.
Brush care tips
Never leave your brushes soaking in a jar of water or solvent for any length of time. This will cause the natural bristles to swell and bend.
Natural bristles are prone to breakage and minor shedding. Too much pressure on your brush during paint or wax application can increase these tendencies. Expect more shedding during the first few uses, but that will taper off as you use the brushes.
Cleaning tips: Clean with a quality brush soap to not only clean, but condition the brush. Rub the brush gently in a circular motion in the palm of your hand to remove paint, wax or oil. Rinse well and wrap your brush in paper (construction or kraft paper works best but paper towels will do) and allow to thoroughly dry before use. This will help absorb excess moisture and keep the brush in its original shape.
If a deep cleaning soak in mineral spirits is necessary, rinse with lacquer thinner after soaking to remove the oily residue, and finally clean with soap and water. Wrap your brush in paper (construction or kraft paper works best but paper towels will do) and allow to thoroughly dry before use.