Since its modest beginning in a converted garage by founder Desmond Purdy in 1925, Purdy has earned the reputation for producing top quality applicators with no equal.
All Purdy products continue to be manufactured in the USA, employing more than 180 brushmakers in Portland, Oregon, handcrafting brushes in the same way that they have been made for almost 80 years – one at a time.
As our range of applicators grows, each new tool is introduced only after careful listening to the needs of professional decorators. As we continue to gain significant penetration into the professional decorating tool market, more and more decorators recognise Purdy as the "Professional's Choice".
We are proud to be market innovators, being the first to introduce nylon brushes, the first to offer square ferrules and the first to blend nylon with polyester - now accepted as the industry standard.
Each brush is "signed" with a personalised sticker on the ferrule, identifying the brush maker. Two years of intense training are required before a Purdy brushmaker has the skills to build each of the brushes in the product line.
The same process of listening, designing, engineering and quality controlled manufacturing also characterises every single Purdy roller. Each Purdy production step – from formulation to finishing – represents a standard for handcraftsmanship and quality supervision unmatched in the industry.
As a result, professional decorators rely on Purdy tools for:
- Smoother "no drag" brush strokes and excellent paint distribution produced by special care in blending and flagging. Each brush has the correct amount of various lengths of bristle or synthetic filaments to assure proper "flex" for the job.
- Superb paint lifting capacity resulting from "Satin-Edge" flagging, no reverse bristles or filaments and full stick brushes. The handcrafted chiselling process assures retention of the bristle's natural flags, as well as the unique Satin-Edge flags of the synthetic filament tools.
- Better overall coverage with less effort by the use of the very best materials and "full sized mixtures". Correct stiffness for every length of bristle or synthetic filament makes for easier painting.
- Greater efficiency in production on jobs of all sizes because more time is spent on the painting surface and less time "dipping".
- Famous Purdy "cutting in" capability for corners, trim and sash work. Extra care and special hand work in the chiselling, shaping and finishing, coupled with clean, straight, naturally flagged bristles and Satin-Edge synthetics, result in tools ideally suited to precise, effective cutting in.
- Proven durability. Purdy traditional blending and full stock measures, when properly cleaned and maintained by the painter, assure a brush that will continue to perform at the highest level for countless painting projects.