Four-piece professional brush set. bright/filbert/round pointed. Long handle hog bristle hair.
Sturdy natural bristle hair with medium to stronghold with a springy resiliency.
Natural hog bristle hair has a split end, forked and branched-like shape, like a miniature twig, also called the ‘flag’. This allows the brush to hold more paint than a single structured hair like camel, squirrel or synthetic brushes. Long handle brushes are more suitable for use working at an easel, where the artist will be standing away from the painting.
Round Brush: Best For Creating fine lines on detailed artworks. Varying the pressure and technique can create a variety of stroke types.
Bright Brushes: Best For Short, small, broad strokes in finely detailed artwork. Their springy nature in the short tip is ideal for controlled application.
Filbert Brushes: Best For Creating gentle curved blended areas of paint. Can also be used to fill in large areas or create tapered lines.
- bright size 2
- bright size 6
- round pointed size 6
- filbert size 4
General brush care
Acrylic Paints: Mix a small amount of soap and water into a lather and massage into the bristles. Rinse with water. Reform the shape with your fingers and dry flat to prevent excess moisture gathering at the base of the bristles.
Oil Paints: Remove any excess oil paint from the brush with a piece of newspaper. Pour a small amount of mineral turpentine into a jar with a lid and swirl the brush before wiping it again with the newspaper. Repeat until the remaining oil paint is removed. Mix a small amount of soap and water into a lather and massage into the bristles. Rinse with water. Reform the tip with your fingers and dry flat to prevent excess moisture gathering at the base of the bristles.
Dry brushes can be stored either upright or flat in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Brushes are normally protected by a light layer of starch or gum to prevent damage to their bristles when in transport. Remove by lightly rubbing brush hairs against your hand or in between your fingers.
Best for acrylic and oil techniques