On our first trip to Rockler (best woodworking shop!), we purchased a bunch of stuff including this $5.00 silicone glue brush. In the short time I’ve had it, it’s become an essential part of my “tool box” although I have found several “off-label” uses for it.
This is what the product description says about it:
"This brush features silicone bristles that are easy to wash with water, and quickly shed dried glue for long-lasting service. They're also spaced to hold plenty of wet glue, meaning less time dipping and more time spreading. Use the narrow dimension for edges and the wide dimension for faces. The paddle end opposite the bristles can be used like a pen for finer detail work such as mortise and tenon, dovetail, and boxjoints, or like a spatula for spreading glue into grooves and mortises."
It’s definitely designed for the workshop, but I haven't used it for its intended purpose yet, with the exception of DIY projects with craft glue! Take a look at some of the ways I’ve used it:
7 Ways to Use the Gluing Brush
I’ve found it to be an effective cleaning tool too. The spatula end is rigid and strong to resist bending and shredding at the tip. So far I’ve used it to clean the following:
2) Gunk that builds up in small areas like my dryer top
3) Hard to clean area under the lip of my drop in sink
4) Scrape burned on stuff from under my burner grates
5) Scrape cooked on foods gently from my cast iron pans
6) Brush end to clean down into the kitchen sink drain
7) I’ve also used the spatula end to precisely spread caulking into an awkward repair on the baseboard in my bathroom. It can be used to apply the caulk and to smooth it out!