Pioneer Spirit Paintbrush Review Lee Thornton

Pioneer Spirit Paintbrush Review

Lee Thornton


This paintbrush is reasonably priced and is sold from a variety of trade outlets including Brewers and Dulux Trade Counter. As a professional decorator of 14 years, I love trying new products. A friend of mine recommended the Pioneer, so I picked a couple of 3-inch brushes up and away I went. This is my Pioneer Spirit Paintbrush Review.


The Pioneer Spirit has bristles like no brush I have used previously. Within the brush there are three different shapes filaments. This, believe it or not, is to increase the amount of paint the brush can hold. Three different shapes sitting next to each other do not fit very smug and allow space in between the filaments, meaning there is a lot more space within the brush to hold the paint.


The other little feature you get with the Pioneer Spirit is its case. You get a robust plastic holder designed to keep your brush’s shape whilst it’s knocking around in your toolbox. I love it to be honest. Much better than the paper sleeves you get with some of the other brands.


Let’s get down to the nitty gritty!! I took the brush out of its case and ran my fingers over the luxurious filaments, only to have a couple fall out!! Not the best of starts, but I cracked on anyway. I have had the brush for almost two months now and bristle loss isn’t a problem at all. The first job I used it on was emulsion in an empty rented house. All the walls were going from magnolia to white. Contract matt on contract matt as well, meaning I was expecting the paint to drag and generally be a pain in the backside. I also had to apply two BIG THICK coats to all the walls in order for them to cover. Any more than two coats would cost me money.


I’ve got to say, there is no brush better suited to this type of job. The Pioneer Spirit  is absolutely perfect. It really does hold and deposit a stupid amount of paint! So much so, I didn’t even notice the usual dragging you do from contract matt. Applying heavy coats with ease is not an issue at all! I’d normally use Hamilton or Purdy, which are both good in their own right, but neither of those brands comes close to the Pioneer for paint pick up and distribution.


Another noticeable advantage of the brush is how little it flicked paint. I know that may sound a bit daft, but working for a landlord in an empty house usually means a tight price as everyone involved is trying to be cost effective. This means working at pace and a lesser brush can flick paint all over the place if you’re not careful.


All in all, I love it. Great brush for not a lot of money. For more info click here

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Pioneer Spirit Paintbrush Review