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Stock your cleaning arsenal with a commercial quality cleaning brushes from Grainger. Choose between soft sweeping brushes or heavy-duty wire brushes. Grainger’s vast selection of cleaning supplies lets you easily choose the exact width, brand and style you need. Find specialty twisted wire tube brushes and bottle brushes or select a multi-purpose scrub brush. Whatever your cleaning style, Grainger has the cleaning brushes you need to keep your building clean and tidy.


Understanding the different types of bristles and their uses will help you choose the right brush for any job. Use our guide to find the proper type of brush for your cleaning needs.


Synthetic Bristles

Provide excellent bristle bend recovery, abrasion and chemical resistance and shear/break strength. Synthetic bristles are easy to clean and do not scratch surfaces. Applications include general purpose cleaning, buffing, dusting and wet scrubbing.

Synthetic bristle materials are man-made fibers that include:

• Nylon
• Polyester
• Polystyrene
• Polypropylene
• Tampafil Plastic
• Recycled PET

Natural Bristles

Ideal for sweeping particles and dust removal. These bristles have excellent bend recovery and tear/break strength. Applications include general purpose cleaning, buffing, dusting and wet scrubbing.

Natural bristle materials include:

• Animal hair (horse, hog, goat and sable)
• Plant fibers (tampico, palmyra, bassine and bass)

Metal Bristles

Provide excellent abrasion and wear resistance with good bend recovery. Applications can include heavy-duty cleaning and deburring such as rust removal or burnishing as well as delicate finishing and polishing.

Metal bristle materials include:

• Steel
• Stainless Steel
• Carbon Steel
• Copper
• Brass
• Beryllium Copper
• Bronze

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