About

A pure blend of passion, technology and craftsmanship, the ProFinish is the first in a new line of products from Lucas ProTools by Lucas. Lucas is a well-established and award winning fit out and finishing specialist to the construction industry. Lucas provide a complete range of decorative and protective coatings services including general decoration, spray applied finishes, protective and hygienic coatings and special paint effects.

With a blue-chip client list Lucas have worked on large scale structures such as The Savoy Hotel, Heathrow Terminal 5, Café Royal, The O2, the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the McLaren Production Centre and the Shard, as well as prestigious hotel and residential contracts.

The Brainchild

Following Lucas’ success, Danny Lucas with his years of experience in creating the optimum finish, set about creating his own brand of ergonomically designed tools, using not only the very best materials and manufacturing methods, but also the best woods, handles and even filaments. Inspired in no small part by the competition he was seeing overseas, Danny was adamant about bringing the UK market up to the same high standards.

“I think ProTools strengthens our commitment to innovation and quality, our clients are seeing something that they’ve never seen before from a contractor,” says Danny. “That has strengthened the Lucas brand and what we stand for, but it’s also enhanced the service and the results that we’ve given to the clients because we’re using the very best skilled operatives with the very best tools to get it right first time. It’s adding to something that we already do, but making it even better.”

 

ProTools are professional tools that are also available to the talented amateur, every project, commercial or high end domestic can achieve the very best of brush finishes”

Heritage

We are proud of our heritage spanning over six decades and that of our manufacturing partners, which span from over six generations. We are at the forefront of brush design and manufacture, with extensive knowledge, innovative design capability with both modern manufacturing facilities and hand tooled craftsmen. Lucas ProTools work with suppliers that are trusted partners in specialist industries in the UK and across the world.

 

 

So many decorators see the tool of their trade as a disposable item. Unlike chefs who treasure their knives, the decorator is forced to use a lesser quality, mass produced product that does not give the best finish for the paint that he/she uses. Lucas ProTools have ensured that the paintbrushes we manufacture are crafted items with hand finished details and that the manufacturing process shows the care of the product which passes from our hands to yours.

 

Testimonials

“ProFinish was very good for cutting in and no brush marks left, also very good paint holding  ie lots of paint pick up, leading to less dips in the paint kettle this was using Dulux White Emulsion. No bristle loss, very good paint pick up and excellent finish achieved with Dulux Trade water based Quick Dry Gloss. The brush was easy to clean out with no shape loss”

— Peter Doyle, Technical Training Consultant: Dulux (Now retired)


Lucas ProTools engaged with us as a college and our students at early test stage of the ProFinish development. It was great for all our students to be involved in the testing as it focussed them on techniques and overall brush performance. A pinnacle to their year was the trip to Lucas HQ to feed back their results and comments, they were really impressed by Lucas’s facilities and the sheer attention to detail that goes into everything Lucas do. It was also great that Danny Lucas recognised the skill of our students who has won Young Painter of the Year award, and in turn hired him as part of his painting team.  The ProFinish is a great brush, reminding me of the real quality ones  I used when I was student myself however using the latest production techniques, really high quality materials and styled around water based paints. We are looking forward to being involved in testing other products from Lucas ProTools.

— Bruce Kerney, Painting & Decorating Lecturer: East Kent College

 

When I first saw the ProFinish brush in all its glory I knew I just had to have it. The way it was packaged it just oozed quality. Now having used it with various vinyl matts, Crown clean extreme, Farrow & Ball estate emulsion & eggshell, I found it performed the way a brush should, it was easy to manipulate when cutting in and lays off superbly.

 

The handle sits very nicely into your hand and the ferrule which is a fantastic looking piece of engineering just finishes the brush off.

 

The Chinex blended bristles let the paint leave the brush with ease. This is also the case when cleaning. This brush is the easiest and quickest I have ever washed out. There was no bristle or shape loss when cleaning and the comb helps with the speed of the process. You then put it into its protective case and it is perfect for your next use, which will not be long as to produce quality you need tools of quality.

 

So this brush will be your first choice.

- Graeme Thompson, Gee Tee Dec




When cleaning and combing my brushes, the Lucas ProTools ProComb is the one I go for. Having used many others in the past years I found:-

  • The pins fall out due to the wood swelling up
  • The handle falling off,
  • Pins bending,
  • The pins on the comb being too square and bulky making it difficult combing the brush.

 

The Lucas ProTools Brush Comb;

  • Fits nicely in the hand,
  • Can be stored safely with the cover,
  • Keeps it's shape well,
  • It can be stored when wet.

 

Quality cleaning tool!

- Scott Barney, Scott Barney Decorating




I have to train my men to be painters but first how to be men, responsible, self motivated, fathers, husbands, leader type men. I was looking for a product to help my men and Lucas ProTools popped up in my search. I believe I am buying a key to my future . A symbol of what I am about to build. My leader my inspiration to succeed is passing down the company to myself and our trusted office manager and I wanted your company to know that I will use your product every time I am teaching a new craftsman to do our trade and that I hope your company can keep making a product that can instill pride in the trade.
- Jason Walker, The Final Coat - Ohio USA


“I was introduced to ProTools by Zoffany and I must say this brush is truly stunning, the curved lines and way it sits in your hand is something I have never seen before in a paintbrush, that along with the whole boxed set really makes it stand out from the competition – it has taken the paintbrush to a whole new level”

– Clare Bayne, Collingwood Bayne Designs
 


“I was thrilled to be involved in the testing of ProFinish and immediately I noticed how great it felt in the hand, well balanced and comfortable. The cutting in was excellent. The paint loaded really well and the lay off equally so. Its certainly now my brush of choice”
- Shaun Startup – Startup Decorators

 

 

“We (the Lucas team) have been trialling the ProTools brushes, through their evolution on our sites and have been very impressed with the performance and the way our comments and test data have structured the progression and overall final development of the ProFinish.  It is a very high end brush that cuts in nicely and cleans amazingly well. After wearing in the brush after a weeks daily use, it really moulds itself to the way you paint and provides a superior finish, one that we at Lucas and our clients require”
- Yan George, Operations Director (Painting Division), Lucas



This is undoubtedly the finest paint brush I have ever held in my hand & I've  been in the trade for 29 years.
Right from the start the customer service was exceptional.
The presentation box is of high end quality, infact I almost didn't want to use it, I proudly 'showed if off' to all my clients & other tradesmen for a week or 2 before using it.

 

When I finally christened it .. Wow! It felt as if I had been using it for years. The handle sits just right in the hand, so comfortable. Cuts clean & sharp. Fantastic paint pick up & effortless to wash out.

 

Needless to say I am thoroughly delighted & and can't speak highly enough about the ProFinish Paintbrush.
Hopefully Lucas ProTools will introduce other sizes in the future, if they do I'll be at the front of the queue.
It really is a tool to treasure.
- Neil Johnstone Decorators



The last few months have given me plenty of opportunity to test the Lucas to the limits. I have built a conservatory, added a loft conversion, redecorated the kitchen and touched up the paint in just about every other room in the house.  The Lucas has been with me every step of the way and, while it is not looking as fresh as it once did, it is still as functional as when I opened the box.

The one thing I cannot quantify is how much of its current good form is down to the construction and how much is down to my reverence for it. I look after this brush better than any tool I have ever owned. Each brush comes with it’s own little comb which you are advised to run through your brush after every use. I diligently do just that, which actually makes cleaning far easier, and tuck it way in its supplied solid plastic cover.  I am sure that this routine goes a long way to preserving the brush but let’s not underestimate the part that the quality of construction play in all of this.

 

Lets make no bones about it, this is the best paint brush money can buy (or at least I have ever used). It applies paint evenly, cuts in perfectly and never leaves bristles behind. It is a genuine pleasure to hold in your hand and it feels rock solid.

 

So, is it worth the money? I surprise myself in saying this but I think it might be. It is only after all these months of use that I now understand the value of a good quality paint brush. If you are going to use it once or twice a year then the investment in the Lucas is likely not going to be a good one but if you are a regular user, or indeed a professional, then I can see how this would start to pay for itself after a while.

 

Ultimately, painting is my least favourite DIY job. The fact that the ProFinish has made it significantly less painful is actually worth a lot to me.

- James Bradshaw, DIY




Made in Britain

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Lucas ProTools Using the Made in Britain marque demonstrates to all our customers in the UK and worldwide that we are truly British made. More and more customers are keen to buy goods they know for certain are made in the UK to support the design, skills and craftsmanship which has always existed here.

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