Almost a year ago, Proform Technologies of Wyoming slapped us in the face with the world’s first angular oval brush, Picasso PIC1-2.5″ . It was stated in our September, 2010 Picasso PIC1-2.5″ review, “…designed to be the most advanced brush you can buy today, tomorrow or next year.” We are in the business of moving paint and we could not have been any more true with that statement.
After living with the Picasso for a year, the brush proves to be a top performer no matter what we’re spreading. From thick to thin paints, the Picasso will lay down paint like something you’ve NEVER experienced a brush do before.
For its 2.5″ size, the brushes hold and release is unmatched and often I found the brush carrying a load of paint further than I can reach to distribute it from one location.
The door casing below was cut freehand with the Picasso faster than any previous benchmark recorded utilizing a single pass, definitive cut. Now wait, just imagine this, one load of paint, 7 feet long, in one single non-stop pass. Paint used was BEHR Premium Plus Satin Enamel (reduced by 10 ounces of water to a gallon) over Sherwin Williams Builders Premium Select Flat.
The Picasso is in a group with the Wooster Alpha and Wooster Silver Tip brushes where the productivity capacity of a 3-inch wall brush is accomplished in a 2.5-inch angled form factor. These three brushes are true hybrids which cross the boundaries of requiring two brushes to do the job of the Picasso.
Pushing systems to new heights can be extremely rewarding if all goes right—and everything is right about this brush. Take time to discover the benefits of benchmarking and the variables affecting successful productivity and start tweaking them, one-by-one. The Picasso is an excellent place to start.
Whether you’re cutting-in an 1/8” reveal or charging both sides to execute a long cut in a corner, the Picasso™ is fully competent and ready to be in any position you need it to be. Slight learning curve if you are used to cutting-in with blunt cut brushes due to a hand chiseled cut in a oval brush head. It took longer than normal to get the brush loaded with paint because of its large capacity. The brush will wear faster vs more traditional style brushes due to its all poly brush head and chiseled cut design.
Move over Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is now also known for producing the worlds’ first angular oval brush!
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