Wooster Brush 4154 2.5" Ultra/Pro Extra-Firm Willow Sash Paint Brush
This brush is the same size as the Purdy brush I selected as number one. Wooster uses two different types of nylon bristles, mixed together; which they claim provides for maximum paint pickup and easy cleaning. It comes with a steel ferrule, instead of copper; however, the steel has been treated to prevent corrosion. Wooster brushes have an excellent reputation for quality products that provide years of trouble-free service. Typically running a shade cheaper than Purdy, Wooster is the biggest runner up for number 2 as an overall company.