These brushes are proudly hand made in the USA by a small family owned production facility. Inspired by an old-fashioned shaving brush, Waxine™ features a shorter handle so that the brush fits into tight areas. The shape is ergonomically designed for comfort throughout long projects. The two-inch long natural bristles are firm and resilient and designed specifically for wax. The flat bottom design makes it the perfect brush for clear wax over absorbent Chalk Paint® and milk paint as it helps massage the wax into the paint with little to no waste. Wax will last about 30% longer using these brushes over a cloth and about 15% longer than a softer, looser style wax brush that requires lots of towels to massage in the wax. Prior to assembling, the high quality white bristle is sifted to remove “micro hairs”. (Note that most black bristle is dyed and can come off on your project so we insist on light hair bristle exclusively for our brushes) After the brushes are glued with extra strong epoxy, the rust resistant nickel plated ferules are hand nailed for extra stability. Then the brushes are cleaned and hand combed to further reduce shedding. We recommend cleaning with our natural soap (Big Fat Lye or Little White Lye) to keep your brushes at their best. A FREE care card is included with every brush so you can keep it looking and performing great throughout countless projects.