Put your paint in its place
Purdy Elite has been around for quite some time but we finally got our hands on one and spent last week with it. Like the Purdy XL, the Elite is hand-chiseled and fitted with Orel® polyester and nylon solid round tapered filaments however the Elite uses Chinex® instead of Tynex® found in the XL. Brushes with Chinex® requires a break-in period for best performance because the filament is self flagging. The XL and Elite are blunt cut.
Purdy Brush states on their product page:
Unique Chinex characteristics allow filaments to self-flag as the brush wears. Orel Polyester added for ideal stiffness retention. The combined result is greater paint lift, smooth application, high abrasion resistance, and significantly faster cleaning. Recommended for use with all paints, especially today’s high-solid, low V.O.C. paints and heavy-bodied latex coatings that can be more difficult to apply smoothly.
If you find the Purdy XL-Glide to be a bit on the soft side, you will find more firmness with the Elite.