FAQ

Who owns Parts Brush Division?
Parts Brush Division was part of Paint Brush Corporation, a family-owned company that was founded in 1946 by Douglas K. Rose.  Until his death in 2008, Mr. Rose was the majority shareholder.  Subsequently, his daughter, Leslie Rose Johnson, bought her father’s controlling interest from his estate.  In late 2020, the Lisle Corporation, another family-owned company, based in Iowa, purchased the Parts Brush Division.

You say your parts cleaning brushes are handmade?  Aren’t all parts cleaning brushes made by hand?
No.  In fact, most parts cleaning brushes are made by machine.  Though machine-made brushes can be of excellent quality, the reason that machines are used in brush making is to turn out large quantities of inexpensive brushes.  Our parts cleaning brushes are entirely assembled by hand at our factory in Clarinda, Iowa, U.S.A.  That's why we can say our brushes are only one quality . . . the very best.

Are your brushes guaranteed?
All of our brushes are guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials for the life of the brush.  The guarantee does not include problems arising from normal wear and tear.

Where can I buy your brushes?
Our parts cleaning brushes are sold to distributors of brushes and automotive supplies and to manufacturers of industrial parts washers.  If you would like to purchase one of our parts cleaning brushes, send us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will help you find a retail outlet.  If you would like to become a distributor, send us at email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at (712) 542-5101.

Do I need different brushes for different solvent systems?
Parts Brush Division has developed a proprietary filament for parts brushes called Trialoy®.  This filament is made of polyester and can be used in both solvent-based and aqueous-based parts washers.

Can your brushes be used with parts washers that have heated solvents?
Our parts cleaning brushes are designed to withstand the temperatures normally used in hand-operated parts washers.  The components used in our brushes are heat stable up to 100° Centigrade.  This temperature is well above those found in hand-operated parts washers.