What Brush Works The Best?

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by joe34, Jul 28, 2013.

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  1. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    I'm still quite new to wfp after cleaning traditional many years so i'm still finding my feet i'm using a vikan sill brush on my clx18 with soft bristles,is there a better brush to use and is it best to get stiffer bristles?
     
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  2. OoO

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    Down to personal choice.

    One brush will not clean every type of window or job going.

    I have brushes for:

    First Cleans
    Old Houses and glass
    Solar Panels
    Leaded Windows
    Georgian Windows
    Regular Cleans

    Gardiner or tecbuk seem to be the two best sellers

    I am currently using this...............

    http://www.gardinerpolesystems.co.uk/acatalog/the-super-lite-radius-sill-brush-flat-trim-medium-bristles-white.html

    I am flying with it!

    I was using the Gardiner Extreme Brushes. But i found them to be too light and not amazing on scrubbing. But i do use them for leaded windows and Georgian Windows.

    Gardiner Or tecbuk.
     
  3. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Blimey you are kitted out ,thanks i'll have a good look at them.
     
  4. OoO

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    Then i have ones for fascias,conservatory roofs etc

    I have 4 sill brushes with different jets and bristle stiffness.

    Its good to have a selection
     
  5. tench0771

    tench0771 Grand Master
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    i use a tecbuk they r realy gud got the highbrid one good 4 first cleans an every day cleaning, then i use a vikan swivel flocked 4 leaded glass an claddin, i have a gardener sill supper stiff for my big pole so i can rince on the glass as it holds 0 dirt an has good scrubin power like demo said personal choice realy.
     
  6. Richard

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    [SIZE=medium]Hi joe34,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=medium] Begin with a regular maintenance clean brush and a different brush for first cleans; 2 different brushes as part of your kit is really the minimum. Rather than expect and then struggle with just 1 brush to cope with everything in the most efficient way.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]As you start to take notice when cleaning other things become apparent, like using a Full Trim Brush for Georgian windows, is far more efficient and save time, a Boars Hair Brush used on self cleaning glass is safe and very fast – the list is extensive but start with the basics of maintenance clean and 1st[/SIZE] clean brushes and take it from there.

    [SIZE=medium]What you should be trying to do is clean/complete the job in the least amount of time possible.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]Richard [/SIZE]
     
  7. joe34

    joe34 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Richard ,very helpful..just one thing how do you know if it's self cleaning glass ?I must of cleaned it at some point over the years and not even known it.
     
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    [SIZE=medium]True you can get self cleaning glass anywhere, I have a customers 3 bed detached house 1st[/SIZE] floor windows all self cleaning glass; you are more likely to come across it on Velux, solar panels, conservatories, commercial work etc. If you up close you can usually see a tint to the glass, you could ask the customer if they have any self cleaning glass on any of the windows.

    [SIZE=medium]Richard[/SIZE]
     
  9. tench0771

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    richard when u say a boars hair brush is safe 4 self cleaning glass what do u mean?ive never tried a full boars brush.
     
  10. Richard

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    [SIZE=medium]There is more of a risk eventually damaging the surface with an artificial monofilament, compared to using a Boars brush.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]You could use a Nylon monofilament brush and it would be perfectly ok, but check you brush often.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=medium]Richard [/SIZE]
     
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