Established in 1925, Purdy started out in a converted 2-car garage with five employees in Portland, Oregon. Founder S. Desmond Purdy believed in handcrafting the finest painting tools, despite the longer production process, so as to achieve superior coverage and performance. Their range of paintbrushes and products are designed by craftsmen, for craftsmen. It is their commitment to quality that many tradesmen rely on time and time again to produce the best work for their clients.
Purdy’s extensive catalogue of tools was built up by carefully listening to the needs of professional painters and decorators. Although methods have changed, with new finishes and requirements over the years, one thing hasn’t: Purdy’s commitment to giving their customers the best tools for the job.
The art of making premium painting tools has always been at the heart of the Purdy success story. Purdy remains committed to creating the best painting experience and as such their brushes are created by hand - individually built, designed, formulated and blended for a great painting experience. Every brush comes with a sticker with the initials of the person who made it - something that no other paintbrush manufacturer can say. For over 80 years, skilled brushmakers have taken the finest raw materials and turned them into the perfect brushes and products of uncompromising quality.
Purdy’s brushes are renowned for their superior qualities, from outstanding finish, to proven durability, excellent paint distribution and better overall coverage with less effort. Furthermore, their brushes have exceptional “cutting-in” capabilities, greater efficiency, smoother brush strokes and superb paint lifting capacity. There really is nothing that can match the consistently excellent performance of a Purdy brush.