You can choose the best and most expensive brush for finishing, but unless you know how to care for it and clean it – it won’t last very long. With proper care a brush should last many years.
Undoubtedly, one of the continuing bugaboos for woodworkers is finishing. Though undaunted by complex joinery or intricate and precise machining, many woodworkers still cringe at the thought of applying a finish to their work. “What’s the best finish for my project” is one of the first hurdles to overcome.