Is a Wooster!
You may be surprised to find out that the brush I use the most and love is not a refinishing brush or an Annie Sloan oval brush. It is a normal paintbrush found at the hardware store. The brand is Wooster.
I have used a Wooster brush for over two years now. Why do I like it best?
1. It allows me to apply paint smoothly.
2. It is slender and allows me to have more control.
3. The nylon brushes do not shed.
4. The plastic handles does not break like a wood one.
5. I love the short handle & grip on the Shortcut brush
I have found that my natural, oval brushes are really difficult to use. I am not able to control the application as I would like to because these brushes are shorter and thick. In fact, I find that I have to really work my oval brush to use it the way I want to. Even the smaller ovals are very difficult to use in smaller spaces and pressing a brush into these areas creates clumps and inconsistencies. I also find that natural bristles, although beautiful, tend to shed. My wood handles also shake loose from the base and become unusable.
Wooster makes several brushes that I love. My new favorite is the Shortcut.
Check out that little, rubber handle. This handle makes it easy to control your application. They also make several other great brushes that my new friends at Wooster mailed me.
The black bristled brush would be great for those of you that stencil on fabric.
The brushes above have synthetic bristles and although I have no tried them on wax yes, they may be softer than what you are using now.
Thanks for the help, Wooster! Woot.