06-15-2013, 10:39 AM
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Hello guys,

Some months back I got my first and only horse hair brush, a Vie Long 13723. I have been using it for some time now and I have noticed a problem, when I use circular motions and the same time force the brush on my face the center hair of the brush get tangled together ending up with a big hole in the center of my brush. I managed to restore the hair to their first condition by brushing them with a pin. So are horse hair brushes ment to be using only with painting motions or mine has a problem?

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 06-15-2013, 10:59 AM
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(06-15-2013, 10:39 AM)Iasonas Wrote: Hello guys,

Some months back I got my first and only horse hair brush, a Vie Long 13723. I have been using it for some time now and I have noticed a problem, when I use circular motions and the same time force the brush on my face the center hair of the brush get tangled together ending up with a big hole in the center of my brush. I managed to restore the hair to their first condition by brushing them with a pin. So are horse hair brushes ment to be using only with painting motions or mine has a problem?

Yes although this is also the recommendation for badger brushes. Gentle circular motions are ok but mashing the brush on your face can lead to problems (the dreaded hole in the knot).

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 06-15-2013, 11:01 AM
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Wow, I didn't know that. I have a Vie-Long brush but I don't use it much since the knot is smaller than my preference.

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 06-15-2013, 04:10 PM
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Thank you for your help Phil!!!

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 06-15-2013, 05:24 PM
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Mine do the same, I've decided to use them on the rare occasions I bowl lather.

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 06-15-2013, 05:35 PM
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When I use mine I also bowl lather to prevent that issue from happening.

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 06-15-2013, 06:05 PM
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I have two Vie Long horse hair brushes that I have used for a couple years. I have no such problem. I bowl lather, usually.

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