I spent a while scrubbing down Patience, getting the old green mould off the gunwhales, sponging the green stuff off the windows and frames, swapping a sponge for a scrubbing brush then an old toothbrush ... and I got to thinking about brushes, as you do. I thought, "We use a lot of different brushes on Patience", which was true. So true that I went in and pulled out a few at hand.
- a broom, best for brushing away leaves from the deck and roof,
- dust pan and brush for clearing the ash and burnt area around the stove (we have a car vacuum cleaner for the floor tiles),
- two scrubbing brushes for the old green mould, (one with a protective handle so you don't scrape your knuckles, the other in traditional wood),
- a toothbrush for getting into those awkward corners,
- two sample paint brushes (both for painting, and there are other, smaller, brushes, some angled, for painting).
- a loo brush (no comment),
- small and large wire brushes (for scraping off rust)
- a washing-up brush and
- our own personal toothbrushes.