This brush is awful! It sheds worse than a $1 chip brush. I was really unhappy with it after the first use, but thought maybe it just needed "broken in" and that perhaps after a few uses, it would no longer lose so many bristles while painting. I've given it 4 uses and it's still just as awful. Everything else about the brush I like: the size, the comfort in my hand, ability to blend colors well, and ease of cleanup: all good. But the amount of time I spent picking stray bristles off of the furniture pieces I was painting was ridiculous. I purchased 2 and both had this problem.