Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush Review

Posted Feb 19, 2023 | Tools, Product Reviews | 0 comments

The Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush comes in various sizes, but is normally bought by the box. It has a long handle, stainless steel ferrule and black synthetic bristles. You can buy this brush online, or from several stockists around the UK. A box of three brushes will set you back around £10.

As a professional decorator, I’ve been using this paintbrush for years. I thought it was time I put pen to paper to share my thoughts for the Decorators Forum UK.


My Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush Review


This brush, a far as I can tell from reading online, is designed for use with  both water and oil-based paint. However, with oil-based paint becoming a thing of the past, I tend to use them in emulsion or water-based satinwood. The Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush has a thick stock and space between the bristles. The brush is designed this way, as it means it will hold loads of paint.

There is a slight angle to the bristles, which is perfect for “squaring up” your paint (working it into every corner). It also helps when you’re striking a sharp line between two colours. The brush itself is extremely easy to control and comfortable to work with.


I suffer from tennis elbow, so comfort is important for me as a decorator. Some paintbrushes are clunky and not very well balanced, which leads to added strain on my arm. This is another reason I opt for the Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush.

Bristle loss isn’t an issue at all. I’ve seen comments to the contrary on Facebook, but I genuinely don’t have a problem, and I use this brush often. I think people are getting the Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter mixed up with a different paintbrush.

The last thing to mention is how easy this brush is to clean. Because there is space in-between the bristles, it is much easier to rinse excess paint from the Oval Cutter. I tend to use a some washing up liquid to speed the process even further.


Final Thoughts


I think it’s clear from my review that I really like this paintbrush. It’s easy to create sharp lines with it, plus the Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter is cheaper than just about any other paintbrush a decorator might have in his or her arsenal. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Pioneer Spirit Oval Cutter Brush Review – by Mike Gregory

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About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.


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