Paint Brushes & Their Definitions

If you are one of the many hobby, art & craft paint enthusiasts out there who don’t know what type of brush to use and when to use them, then this informational article may be of service.  Whether your highly experienced,  just starting out or working on a new painting technique – we’ve covered all the bases;  The definitions, what each individual type of paint brush is, derives from and is best used for.  If the information contained below doesn’t contain enough specific information, please feel free to contact us at anytime by clicking here or using the form located at the very bottom of this page.  We are more than happy to help guide you in the right direction of the brush that suites your needs.

Red Sable Paintbrush:

A kolinsky sable-hair brush (also known as red sable or sablehair brush) is a fine artists’ paintbrush. The hair is obtained from the tail of the kolinsky (Mustela sibirica), a species of weasel rather than an actual sable. … Kolinsky sables are usually used in watercolour brushes.

China Bristle Paintbrush:

China bristle is the perfect choice for all oil-based paints, stains, polyurethanes, and clear coats. The soft, flexible bristles and natural tipping create a very smooth finish, great for interior applications. Made with professional-quality materials, this brush provides great performance and coverage.

OX-Hair Paintbrush:

Ox-Hair Brushes have some of the softest natural bristles in the family of brushes. The are designed for use with oil-based paints, stains and clears. We carefully blend Ox-Hair bristles with the right amount of natural white bristles for an extra soft brush that holds its shape.

Camel Hair Paintbrush:

Camel Hair brushes are traditionally made of squirrel hair and this is still the most common material. They can also be made from goat, ox or pony or a blend of any of these. … Pony is used because the long mane hairs can be cut up by machine to make many brushes simultaneously.

Golden Taklon Paintbrush:

Golden Taklon synthetic hair brushes are perfect for oil, watercolor, and acrylic paints. These brushes are versatile, durable, and absorbent while maintaining brush shape and fine points.

Taklon Paintbrush:

Taklon is the common name for a synthetic fiber used in artist-quality paint, makeup and pin stripe brushes.

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