Nour Heritage Paintbrush Review

Updated Apr 7, 2023 | Posted Feb 17, 2023 | Product Review, Tools | 0 comments

I’ve been using a Nour Heritage brush for a couple of weeks now, and thought I’d write up my thoughts in case they’re of use/interest to anyone else.  It’s not always easy reviewing decorating tools, especially brushes, because everyone has their favourites, and what suits one person’s technique might not suit somebody else’s.  So take this with a little pinch of salt – it’s just my opinion, and you might disagree, but I’ll try to be as fair and objective as I can.

Nour isn’t a manufacturer that I’m very familiar with – they’re big in USA and Canada apparently, but here in the UK none of the main decorators’ merchants seem to currently stock them. The best places to get hold of their products are therefore Glenwood Decorating Supplies, Paint Monster or Amazon (all online).  LDM (London Decorators Merchants) currently stock a very limited range of Nour tools. Click here to see online prices.


Nour Heritage Brushes – What the Manufacturer Says

The packaging describes it as “Medium Flex Nylon/Polyester Blend”, giving “Exceptional Edging & Flow” and being suitable for all paints.  It also describes it as a “wall brush”, but on the company website it says that it can be used on masonry, plaster, drywall or wood, so like many synthetic brushes, it’s basically suitable for most paint types on most surfaces.

The website goes on to say that the design “allows for precise cutting-in…while providing excellent paint pick-up and release”.  These brushes are available in 1.5”, 2”, 2.5” and 3”, ranging in price from £8 – £17 – so they’re not cheap, but they’re not ridiculously over-priced either.  As a professional decorator, I don’t mind paying good money if a brush gives a good result and lasts well.  As Trigger used to say, “Look after your brush…”.

Nour Heritage Brushes in action

Nour Heritage Brush – First Impressions


My first impressions are mixed. On the positive side, the Nour Heritage Brush:

  • Feels well made
  • Comes with a carboard sleeve which helps keep the brush in shape when not in use
  • Has filaments which feel good – enough body to hold plenty of paint, soft enough at the tip to leave a smooth finish, and “springy” enough to feel like it will keep its shape without being too stiff.

On the negative side:

  • It has a glossy varnished handle, which probably makes keeping it clean easier, but makes me worry that it will slip about in my hand.


On the “the jury’s out” side:

  • The length (i.e. the length of the filaments from the ferrule to the brush tip) at 75mm feels a bit long compared to what I’m used to – a Hamilton Perfection for example is about 60mm. I just wonder if it’s going to feel a bit unbalanced…
Are Nour Heritage Brushes any good?

Nour Heritage Brush – In Use


I have to say, I’m quite impressed with this brush. I’ve used it a few times now over the last couple of weeks, and it’s been a good little work horse!  I used it to cut in the walls on a hall, stairs and landing using Tikkurila Vinyl Matt, and I’ve just finished a big kitchen – dining room – utility room with it using Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt, as well as a couple of smaller projects in between, and it hasn’t let me down once. It has kept its shape really well, delivered plenty of paint onto the wall, cut in really accurately and left a smooth, brush-mark free finish.

That’s basically what you want from a good brush, isn’t it? The length “issue” mentioned above wasn’t an issue at all, I think you just adapt naturally to the slightly different balance of the brush in use.  The only slight negative was the glossy varnished handle, which wasn’t too bad; I didn’t drop it, but a couple of times it did slip in my hand. But that’s not to take away from all the good points – this is a decent brush, and while it’s not my favourite (yet!), it’s certainly one that I’ll keep in the box and will use regularly, as I know I can trust it to do a good job. Click here to see latest prices.

Nour Heritage Paintbrush Review – by Robin Gofton

Updated Apr 7, 2023 | Posted Feb 17, 2023 | 0 comments


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