Finally, a brush that makes painting pleasant! This oval paint brush is fantastic! Cleaning and maintaining the life of a paint brush has always been on of the things I dreaded about painting. With other brushes I found that the paint would work it's way up toward the top of the handle and cleanup was always an issue. Over time, because the paint was difficult to wash out, it would build up resulting in a stiff brush and unpleasant painting. With Country Chic's oval brush the paint stays at the end of the bristles where it belongs and clean up is a breeze. Also, after numerous uses, I have found that the bristles of this brush don't fan out like other brushes do, which allows for more precise painting and far less frustration. With this brush the dread of cleanup is gone and it feels like I'm repeatedly working with a new brush.