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Review of Purdy products

Posted by Adrian
August 3rd, 2015

Review of Purdy products

I was recently contacted by a PR company representing Purdy Professional Painting Tools, they asked if I would like to try some of Purdy’s products and give a review. I thought this would be a good opportunity for both myself and Purdy. For me, I get to try some of Purdy’s world famous products and for Purdy, they have a professional decorator giving an honest real life review. All of the products I reviewed were tried and tested on real life jobs.

Here is my review on the products tested.

Purdy Sprig Elite Paint Brush 2 Inch

I have used this brush for Masonry paint, emulsion and primer/undercoat, all water based products. I found this brush to be a good size and the bristles are just the right stiffness. I haven’t tried this brush on a oil based paint but think it would give a good finish and ideal for laying off.
I also like the fact that all Purdy’s brushes are hand finished and have the person’s signature on a label on each brush.

Purdy Sprig 2 inch brush

Purdy Marathon Roller Sleeve

I used this roller sleeve on a recent exterior job. The sleeve performed well and held a large amount of paint which was really good when doing a gable end wall, which meant less times up and down the ladder.

I also used the sleeve on a ceiling and was again pleased with the result it gave me, it left a good even finish.

The only thing I noticed was it seemed slightly longer to wash this roller out than other sleeves I had used, but maybe I hadn’t scrapped enough paint out before washing?

The marathon can be used for both water and oil based paints.

Purdy Marathon Roller Sleeve 9 Inch

Purdy 9″ Revolution Frame

This cageless frame is great to use, it is lightweight and it rolls very smoothly. The roller sleeve has a good snug fit to the frame so doesn’t move whilst in use. This frame had a slightly longer handle / arm than I normally use which was good I was able to emulsion a standard height ceiling with ease without a ladder.

This frame also features a quick connect feature for connecting with the Purdy Power Lock extension poles, but can also be screwed onto other makes of pole.

Purdy 9″ Revolution Frame

Purdy Power lock extension pole 2′- 4′

This extension pole is well built and sturdy and is an ideal length at 2 – 4 feet just to get to those hard to reach places or a ceiling without using a ladder. It is made from Aluminium and fibreglass with quick adjustment locking system. It also has a quick connect system for there new Revolution frames, but it will also take their old frames and other make of roller frames too.

This extension pole makes is easy to change length with it’s locking system and is ideal to keep in your van to call upon when needed.

Purdy Power lock extension pole 2′- 4′

Purdy Jumbo Mini Roller Frame

The jumbo mini roller frame is ideal for getting into tight places, such as behind radiators. Used in conjunction with the Jumbo marathon roller sleeve it hold lots of paint and performs like the bigger 9″ roller.

The frame is cageless and glides well giving a smooth action.

Purdy Jumbo Marathon Roller Sleeve

This sleeve holds lots of paint so you can go a long way with this roller system, ideal for tricky to reach areas. This sleeve can also be used for water and oil based paints.

Purdy Jumbo Marathon Roller Sleeve and roller

In Conclusion

After trying all the above products I was pleased with how they all preformed, I especially liked the new Revolution Frame as it was light and had a good smooth glide, I will be using it a lot in the future.

As a result of this review I shall be considering incorporating Purdy products into my tool box, so they could well be appearing in my van very soon!

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6 Responses to “Review of Purdy products”

  1. Paul eyres Says:

    are you still using purdy roller frames I’ve had a box of them go stiff on me have you had the same symptoms ? Paul

    Date posted : March 31st, 2016 at 7:47 pm
  2. Adrian Says:


    They are always a little stiff I find but still usable.

    Date posted : April 1st, 2016 at 1:42 pm
  3. Tony Reynolds Says:

    I have used the old Purdy frames in the past which started to squeak,so I decided to buy two new revolution frames and quick release poles,they have started to go stiff after a couple of washes,not much of a problem when doing walls,but when doing high ceilings I found them a problem, they don’t want to roll properly, the sleeve slides and slips instead of rolling,I am very disappointed after spending a lot of money, I will be contacting Purdy very soon.

    Date posted : April 4th, 2016 at 5:54 pm
  4. Adrian Says:


    Keep us informed, would be interested to know how you get on.

    Date posted : April 6th, 2016 at 11:01 am
  5. Professional Decorating Services Says:

    Agree with above rollers go very stiff and can’t be used to get the required finish, very disappointed after buying two at 15£ a pop.

    Date posted : June 9th, 2016 at 8:39 am
  6. Adrian Says:

    I guess I’m lucky as mine seems OK so far.

    Have you reported this to Purdy and got replacements from them? As you say at £15 a pop they should last.

    Date posted : June 11th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

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