Questions tagged [paint-brushes]

For questions pertaining to the care, quality and usage of paint brushes. For techniques related to painting, please tag 'painting' instead.

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How can I keep my paint brushes long lasting?

I am not a trained artist.My paint brushes are getting damage easily after finishing one or two creations.Below I have added the images of the brush that I am using now.I do not know what are best ...
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Loose ferrules on my oil brushes

A couple of my old bristle brushes have loose ferrules. I am a bit hesitant to tighten the metal with pliers in fear of crushing the wood and making them even looser. Has anyone had any success ...
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Paint brush hair identification

Years ago, when I was a schoolboy, I used this paint brush with natural hair looking bristles. It is from an Indian brand named Camlin. But these types of brushes are no longer available in the market ...
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Is the Pentel Aquash water brush pen worth it?

I've seen a lot of artists use this water brush that you can refill and I was wondering if it really is worth it. I am still a novice when it comes to watercolours and I use normal watercolour brushes....
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How do I clean dried brushes?

I have a bunch of brushes with dried paint and glue. I've tried to clean them up but they're still hard. What medium is best to restore my brushes?
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What are the different type of artist brush configurations and their purposes?

I have bought many paint brushes recently, for acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc. I'm experimenting with paint at this stage. Some of the brush packages have little charts showing what the different ...
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Can I use the same Brush for oil and acrylic painting?

I have a nice set of brushes that I frequently use for painting with acrylics. As I dont want to buy new brushes I would like to use these brushes also for oil. Is there any reason why I can not use ...
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Can I use salt water with watercolours?

I'm going to the seaside at the weekend, and I plan on using my watercolours while I'm there as a way to relax. I have these brushes that can store water in the end of them so I don't need to bring a ...
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What is the difference between miniature and standard brushes?

I'm looking at Winsor and Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable brush and found online the standard series and the miniature one. I'm not sure if the difference is in the the stable or in the holding part.
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Pony hair vs synthetic hair painting brushes

Which one out of "pony hair" and "synthetic hair" painting brushes should be used for water colour paintings and cloth painting? Is one in any case superior than the other in terms of quality? Which ...
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How can I clean a paintbrush used in acrylic paint?

When I try to look up videos or tips for painting with acrylic, I always see them dipping the paintbrush into water to clean. But every time I paint with acrylic paint, it seems there is a never ...
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How do I maintain my oil paint brushes?

How can I keep my paint-brushes fresh and clean, soft and so on? Some people clean them with soap while others let them lay in oil over night. You can save a lot of money by taking good care of you ...
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What are the different type of paint brush bristles?

I've heard that the standard craft brushes, which you can buy cheaply for school supplies or children, are rather terrible for advanced art. There are much more expensive brushes, but I don't know ...
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Will alcohol based paint ruin my brushes?

I have some fairly expensive brushes (Newton & Windsor series 7 with kolinsky saber). If I use alcohol based paints with these brushes, will they be ruined, or can I just clean them out with ...
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How can I get dried Elmer's white glue out of hard bristle paint brushes?

I used a class set (I am a teacher) of standard hard bristle paint brushes in a Elmer's white glue and water mixture. Despite washing them numerous times with water and hand soap, they are still rock ...