My Review of the Goose Neck Extendable Paint Brush

Updated on June 2, 2019
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Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews.

4 stars for Richard Goose Neck Bendable and Extendable Paint Brush
Richard Goose Neck Extendable Paint Brush
Richard Goose Neck Extendable Paint Brush

Paint Brush Extender vs Extendable Paint Brush

I've used paint brush extenders throughout my painting career for various types of painting projects. Brush extenders are very useful in different situations, whether it's to paint high walls above a staircase, or to cut-in ceiling corners faster.

These tools are awesome for high walls if you're scared of extension ladders, or if you don't own one. No need to tape your paint brush to a painting pole.

I use the Goose Neck brush exclusively now for ceiling corners and hard to reach cut-ins, but before switching, I used the paint brush extender by Shur-Line for a long time. The Shur-Line extender includes metal prongs that hold the paint brush in place. Two wingnuts allow you to precisely adjust the angle of the brush for your cut-ins.

If you're a painter, you know that metal brush extenders with wingnuts are really annoying to work with at times. The wingnuts on mine would often come loose under pressure, even after hand-tightening them with a wrench. Having to stop and re-tighten the nuts in the middle of cutting-in is very frustrating.

The Goose Neck brush was the solution to the problems I had with the old rusty extender I used for years. I really like this tool, but it isn't perfect. I'll share my likes and dislikes.

Bendable Paint Brush

The bendable handle is the coolest part of this tool and the reason I ordered one to replace my old extender with metal parts that wouldn't stay in tact. With this brush, you simply bend the handle to your desired angle, without having to worry about adjustable parts coming loose while working.

You have to force the handle pretty hard with both hands to bend the brush, but because of that, the handle hasn't bent out of place under pressure when I've used it. I can bend the brush to any angle I want.

The Paint Brush is the Extender

This is both a negative and a positive. Most paint brush extenders, like the metal one I used previously, you have to forcefully insert the handle of the brush in between tension prongs, but with this tool, the handle of the brush itself is threaded to screw onto any painting pole.

The downside of the one-piece design is that you can never replace the paint brush, since it's built into the handle. If you ruin the bristles, you're out of luck. You have to be careful to clean the brush really good and keep the cover on to protect the bristles. I expect mine to last a long time because I don't use it every day.

Cutting-in with the Goose Neck

The reason I gave this tool four stars is because I wish the bristles were a little stiffer for better control of paint flow when cutting-in. I can cut-in straight lines with this brush, but the bristles are much more flexible and bouncy than the stiff brushes I work with. You have to be careful with your cut-ins, but if you're using the brush to simply fill corners of walls and ceilings you're painting then this won't matter.

The brush is made of a polyester/nylon blend and cleans up well. The 2 1/2-inch size is good for filling corners and cutting-in. Overall, the brush is great for what it's designed to do, but it's definitely not the greatest brush for cutting-in.

Is the Goose Neck Extendable Paint Brush Worth Buying?

I'm always on the lookout for painting tools that make my job as a painter easier and faster, and adding the Goose Neck paint brush to my tool collection was a no-brainer. When painting ceilings, I can paint the corners with my brush on a pole, instead of having to climb up and down a ladder.

If you're looking for a paint brush extender, this is definitely a worthy alternative over the metal extenders with annoying wingnuts that loosen under pressure. With this bendable brush, I never have to stop in the middle of cutting-in to adjust parts. I can also get more precise cut-in angles with this brush than my old extender with wingnuts.

Richard Tools could improve this paint brush by offering a stiff bristle version for those who prefer that over a softer one. This brush won't replace my best brushes for cutting-in, but for painting ceilings, or hard to reach areas, this is a great invention that should've been on the market many years ago.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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