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Painter Brush Set | Art brushes


Looking for Painter Brush sets? Have a look at our collection of affordable art brushes Brush Sets whether you are starting as a beginner or looking for the right tool to create that perfect mark.


How to choose the right painter brush set?

Painters brushes come in all shapes and sizes and knowing which brush to use with which paint is an important step in creating great paintings.


Differences between Synthetic and Natural Hair Brushes:

  • Natural hair bristles tend to hold more paint than synthetics, and release paint more consistently. This is particularly relevant to watercolour painters.

  • Natural hairs require more maintenance than synthetic brushes.

  • When starting out, synthetic brushes are recommended due to their lower maintenance and cost. Replace with natural hair brushes as these wear out.

  • Natural bristles tend to maintain their shape if maintained correctly. Stray hairs can develop in synthetic bristles, but these can easily be removed with scissors.

  • Continual cleaning of synthetic brushes with mineral turpentine can cause the bristles to degrade over time. 


Brush Types: 


Fan Brushes: 

Best for blending solid blocks of paint. Use a crisscross technique for the best results.


Fine Round Brush:

Best for creating fine lines on detailed artworks. Varying the pressure and technique can create a variety of stroke types.


Flat Brushes: 

Best For broad strokes of colour, filling in large areas, large washes and creating thick stripes.


Bright Brush:

Best for short, small, broad strokes in finely detailed artwork. The lack of flexibility in the short tip is ideal for controlled application.


Flat Angled Brush:

Best for: Small, corner details. Also good for consistent curves such a circle outlines. 


Filbert Brush:

Best for creating gently curved blended areas of paint. Can also be used to fill in large areas or create tapered lines.


Rigger Brush:

Best for creating long consistent fine lines without running out of colour as quickly as a fine round brush. The name is derived from their early use for painting the rigging detail of sailing ships, me hearties.


Which Brush for What Purpose?

Oil Painting: Hog Hair, Synthetic, Sable

Acrylic Painting: Hog Hair, Synthetic

Watercolour: Synthetic, Sable

Children: Hog Hair, Synthetic


Long Handle or Short Handle?

Long handle brushes are more suitable for use working at an easel, where the artist will be standing away from the painting. Short hair brushes are more suitable for artworks requiring close-up attention, as they are easier to maneuver than brushes with a long handle. 

Pure Natural Watercolour Sable 4 Brush Set
16.58 16.58 16.580000000000002 AUD Add to Cart

18.24 18.24 inc GST

Palette Knife Set 5 Pce
16.06 16.06 16.06 AUD Add to Cart

17.67 17.67 inc GST

GOLDEN SYNTHETIC BRASS FERRULE SETS
14.70 14.70 14.700000000000001 AUD Add to Cart

16.17 16.17 inc GST

Face & Body Paint Brush Set No.1
11.08 11.08 11.08 AUD Add to Cart

12.19 12.19 inc GST

Golden Synthetic Brush Sets - Black Ferrule
10.46 10.46 10.46 AUD Add to Cart

11.51 11.51 inc GST

Long Handle Bristle Brush Sets
9.56 9.56 9.56 AUD Add to Cart

10.52 10.52 inc GST

Short Handle Synthetic Brush
8.14 8.14 8.14 AUD Add to Cart

8.95 8.95 inc GST

Derivan Travel Brush
7.36 7.36 7.36 AUD Add to Cart

8.10 8.10 inc GST

Derivan Face Paint 4 Brush Set
5.50 5.50 5.5 AUD Add to Cart

6.05 6.05 inc GST

Refillables
4.51 4.51 4.51 AUD Add to Cart

4.96 4.96 inc GST

Looking After Your Art Brushes 

-         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.

-         Do not leave brushes standing tip down in a water container for a extended period. The bristles may become permanently distorted and loose.

-         Do not allow acrylic paint to dry on the brush. It is extremely hard to remove.

-         If dried paint has made a brush unusable, don’t throw it away. Either end may be suitable for use as a tool for scratching and scraping paint to achieve interesting effects.

-         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.

-         Keep the mineral turpentine in a jar for later use, discarding only when the contents become too dirty to use.

-         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.

-         Do not leave brushes standing tip down in a water container for extended periods. The bristles may become permanently distorted and loose.

-         Place brushes in a brush holder while you are working or lay them down flat to avoid undue pressure on the bristles.

-         Some staining of the bristles of synthetic brushes is likely to occur and will not impact the future use of the brush, assuming it has been thoroughly cleaned.