- Which brush should I use?
- Why so many different brushes?
- Which is the best brush for my work?
These are questions that are often asked of us. The reality is that an experienced WFP window cleaner will be able to clean most windows with most brush types. However each brush type does perform or feel differently on the glass. Certain brushes are better suited to particular window types or operator technique. Often which brush works best for you will ultimately be down to trial and error to decide your own preference.
The brush summary below and the more detailed brush guide will help you narrow down your choice based on the different fundamental characteristics of the brush, the type of work you are doing and the 'feel' of each brush.
Are you new to WFP window cleaning and have no previous brush experience?
In that case we would recommend selecting the Ultimate Medium-Soft brush if using cold water or the Ultimate Stiff brush if using hot water. These are great brushes to start with and will give you a point of reference to then compare against our other brush choices in the future.
BRUSH SUMMARY - AN OVERALL VIEW
Super-Lite® – Our original full-bodied longer bristled brush. Excellent all-rounder with great longevity & glass coverage.
Ultimate™ – A lightweight everyday brush with more compact bristle length. An excellent balance between light weight, glass coverage & longevity
Supreme™ – Extra wide splaying bristles – feels very soft and easy on the glass whilst also providing some sill cleaning ability. Minimum pressure needed to achieve an easy splay of bristles with low frame impact due to compact & rounded edge stock design.
Xtreme™ – Our lightest brush – everything pared down to the bare minimum to provide good cleaning with no extra weight. For those who need light weight above longevity. Also popular to fit between balcony railings & awkward access windows.
Xtreme™ Sill – Our lightest Sill brush - everything pared down to the bare minimum to provide good window & sill cleaning with no extra weight. Optional Side Bumpers. For those who need light weight above longevity.
Sill – Our original lightweight Radius Sill brush. Allows glass and sill to be cleaned by one brush. Also popular for Soffits, Facias, Gutters and Conservatory Roofs.
Universal™ Sill – A robust ‘all round’ cleaning brush for getting into every corner, frame and sill - clean everything from one brush. Robust side bristles to protect the brush from impact and abrasion in use. Also popular for Soffits, Facias, Gutters and Conservatory Roofs.
CLICK ON THE BRUSH GUIDE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS OF EACH BRUSH WE SELL
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More & more water-fed pole window cleaners are using heated systems for their work. We often get asked about the suitability of our brushes for use with hot water systems.
- Whilst all of our bristles can technically resist hot water up to 80°C the softer bristle brushes will deform if used with water that is too hot for them, as combined with the pressure of use it will make them flatten as the bristles become softer when hot.
- If using a brush with hot water then it may be worth choosing a bristle type that is one bristle version stiffer than you like using with cold water. This will give you a similar 'feel' on the glass when using hot water. For instance if you currently like using a Medium Bristle brush then for use with 50°C water you would need to choose the stiff bristle version to achieve the same 'feel' on the glass.
- Particularly in colder weather it is worth remembering not to turn the water heat up too much as this can result in cracked windows. As a general guide in warmer months the average 'at the brush' temperature range would be 30-60°C, but in the colder months 30-45°C would be sufficient for most work.
- It is worth noting that if, with extended use, the bristles start to 'flatten out' with hot water it will be because of the following:
- It has exceeded the temperature range of the bristle type, or
- The brush has been used with excessive force for the bristles in combination with hot water.
- Bristles that have 'flattened' out like this can be 're-set' by submersing just the bristles (but not the stock) in near boiling water for 10 to 20 seconds. This will return the bristles to their original shape. They can then be left to cool with bristles facing up and can be used again as normal when cool. Please note that if doing this on Dupont bristles the water should be no more than 80°C to reset them.