Review: Rosemary & Co Brushes V’s Windsor & Newton Series 7

Hi all;

Well here is the review of the Rosemary & Co brushes I’m using. So far I have to say I am very impressed with everything that the brushes have to offer over all. I’m going to be comparing them to my Windsor & Newton Series 7, each thing I look for in a brush is going to be marked upto a score of 5, with an over all score at the end.

Catagories Brush Manufacturer/Series Score Brush Manufacturer/Series Score
Shape Rosemary & Co / 22 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Comfort Rosemary & Co / 22 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Bristles Rosemary & Co / 22 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Longevity Rosemary & Co / 22 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Point Rosemary & Co / 22 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 4
Price Rosemary & Co / 22 5 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Shape Rosemary & Co / 33 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Comfort Rosemary & Co / 33 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Bristles Rosemary & Co / 33 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Longevity Rosemary & Co / 33 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Point Rosemary & Co / 33 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 4
Price Rosemary & Co / 33 5 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Shape Rosemary & Co / 323 4 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Comfort Rosemary & Co / 323 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Bristles Rosemary & Co / 323 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Longevity Rosemary & Co / 323 3 Windsor & Newton / 7 3
Point Rosemary & Co / 323 5 Windsor & Newton / 7 4
Price Rosemary & Co / 323 5 Windsor & Newton / 7 3

So as you can see, the Rosemary & Co brushes literally stripped the Windsor & Newton Crown. So in this bit I will define what each category means.

Shape = Over all shape of the brush, I find the Rosemary & Co brush has a lot more shape to it and doesn’t look as flat as the W+N one does.

Comfort = If you are going to be holding a brush for a long time, then obviously it needs to be comfortable in the hand, it makes for ease of use and a lot more control.

Bristles = Even if you are only putting a small amount of paint on the tip, you can still find that some brushes (cheaper makes especially) have a tendency of spreading out.

Longevity = How long the brush lasts under heavy abuse, and admit it, we are all prone to that one.

Point = how easy the point loses its shape, whether thats through spreading, or through it curling. I find that the Rosemary & Co brushes certainly out perform the W+N Series 7 on that one, I left both brushes at funny angles and the Windsor + Newton started to droop after about 5 minutes, where as the R&Co kept its shape.

Price = Do I even need to go into this one? On a brush to brush basis R&Co cost atleast half of what W+N do, and for a brush that is marginally better I’d rather pay for the cheaper option. You also have to take into account that our hobby isn’t cheap as is, so spending lots of money on brushes sometimes just isn’t an option.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Rosemary & Co Brushes V’s Windsor & Newton Series 7

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