Axus Paintbrush Review – A Great Value Brush

Updated May 29, 2024 | Posted Apr 19, 2021 | Product Reviews, Tools | 2 comments

Axus Tools have been available in the UK for many years now. Their range has, and is, growing rapidly. From fillers to wallpaper blades, and scissors. They all seem to be price competitive, and high quality. I thought I’d take the time to write a quick Axus paintbrush review. I hope you find it useful.


Axus Blue Paintbrush Review


You can buy a box of 4 Axus Blue paintbrushes online by clicking here for around £15, which makes them great value for money. It’s a great brush for its price bracket. This is a multi-purpose paintbrush which can be used in both emulsion and oil-based paints. it consists of a comfortable wooden handle, stainless steel ferrule, and synthetic bristles.

The Axus Blue s a good amount of paint, and you can lay everything off nicely. You can wash this paintbrush out easily too, and they last well for a cheap brush. You can get a few bristles coming loose which is a real pain. All in all, I’m quite impressed. Click here to see online prices.


Dark Mage Brush (Onyx) Review


These are slightly different. The Onyx are a limited edition oval paintbrush by Axus. They’re the same sort of price as the Axus blue and are available online by clicking here. These too are a great paintbrush for the price bracket.

I’d normally go for Purdy, but I’d say these are a great alternative. The Onyx is quite stiff, but still easy enough to use. I’ve tried it in acrylic eggshell and it performed brilliantly!!


Silk Touch Ultra Paintbrush Review

The other brushes on this review are budget tools (although I still maintain they’re good quality). The Axus Decor Silk Touch Ultra Paintbrush is a different animal. It’s designed to perform as well as possible.

It has soft bristles, but it maintains its shape well and holds a ridiculous amount of paint. The bristle tips are chemically flagged to avoid brush marks. It also has an engraved handle to help with grip.

Apparently, you can use it in any type of paint, but I think it’s best suited for water-based, particularly emulsion.

Axus Silk Touch Ultra Paintbrush ready to test and review

Review Summary

Axus Paintbrush Review - A Great Value Brush - Decorator's forum UK

A range of paintbrushes used by Professional Decorators and DIY enthusiasts.

Product Brand: Axus Decor

Editor's Rating:


  • Comprehensive range.
  • Readily available.
  • Reasonably priced.
  • Innovative.


  • It can be difficult choosing the best brush for a particular type of paint.

Final Thoughts


The two paintbrushes named in this review are a fraction of the price of Purdy, which still seems to be the most popular brush amongst decorators. In fact, you can buy a whole set of Axus brushes cheaper than you can 1 Purdy.

Although they’re cheap, the quality seems bang on. I’d genuinely recommend either of the above brushes.

Click here to see a full list of Axus Tools.

Updated May 29, 2024 | Posted Apr 19, 2021 | 2 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.


  1. stephen gale

    just asking the forum about the use of Matt paint?
    i have been using leyland contract Matt paint(white).
    no sooner have I rolled into the walls/ceiling, it is drying very quick which means i need to get the next roll of paint on ASAP, does anyone use an additive to stop the paint from drying quicker than it should to give me more playtime with it?



  2. daniel ward

    Hi Ste, try Floetrol. I have never tried it but here it’s good. I am going to buy some to paint some doors in water-based gloss


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