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    New Richeson brush question

    Hopefully my photo attaches. It shows what happens to my old Da Vinci Brushes. I have gone through 5 of them now. I wonder what I can do to not have that happen to my new Richeson. It seems to have a higher quality ferrule. Does anyone or everyone coat the ferrule?
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    Is that a coating you put on the ferrule?

    I have a Richeson 9010 I have been using for a few years, mostly kallitype and some pd as well. The bristles near the ferrule have a similar stain, but the ferrule is in far far better condition. Slight corrosion. I did not put any protective coating on the ferrule.

    Nice brush, is that a 3"? I picked up one the 3" Sterling brushes from B&S. It's works just fine, but does not have the feel of the Richeson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R Shaffer View Post
    Is that a coating you put on the ferrule?
    Yes I have always coated the Da Vinci. One of those pictured is coated with fingernail polish and the other is an experiment with Rubber Cement.
    Actually the Da Vinci brushes still work fine but they are so ugly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
    Hopefully my photo attaches. It shows what happens to my old Da Vinci Brushes. I have gone through 5 of them now. I wonder what I can do to not have that happen to my new Richeson. It seems to have a higher quality ferrule. Does anyone or everyone coat the ferrule?
    thanks Dennis
    I've coated the ferrules of my Da Vinci brushes with brushed on Plasti-Dip (http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip). I tend not to with the Richesons.

    But whichever brush I use, after coating I rinse it with distilled water and immediately dry it with a paper shop towel.
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    Nice art work there Denis
    I have heard about dipping the brush in two component epoxy but have no yet had the courage to try it. The ferule on the Richeson brush will eventaully also start to show some rust if not prepped. Great brush though.
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    Project Basho was selling some handmade synthetic brushes similar to a hake brush. These are made in Japan. I should probably purchase some but my Richeson brushes are holding up.
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    I use the DaVinci brushes for pt/pd and have never had problems with rusting or corrosion after hundreds of prints. Are you dipping the whole brush including the ferrule into the solution? Or soaking the brush in water up to the handle? No offense, but you need to take better care of them...

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    I generally use a total of 48 drops of combined FO and Pd/Pt for an 8x10 print. I am not sure how I would dip my entire brush in. But then you are trying to be funny I guess.
    No offense but if you have nothing useful to add. don't.
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    Not trying to be funny at all, just wondering how the brush gets so trashed. Those brushes are expensive...!

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    I mount my Richeson brush with a japanese brush handle like that no metal at all and brush is much lighter.
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