Brushes are an investment. Correct selection of brush will ease your efforts and help you get better results in your artwork.
Generally the long handle, about
9” in length, is for easel work/traditional oil and acrylic painting. A
short handle, 5” to 6” in length, is for watercolor and other painting
done at a table.
Using an appropriately
sized brush head will save painting time and premature wear. Use of
smaller size brushes, below size 4, are usually for detail work, medium
sizes, 4 to 6, are for small areas, and large size brushes, above size
6, are for broad spaces.
Brush Care and Maintenance
Brushes are an investment. If used
and cared for properly, your brush will last a long time and perform
better. A few basic suggestions:
- Do not immerse the brush in
paint up to the ferrule. Wet paint is hard to remove from this area and,
if it dries, even more difficult.
- Remove all excess paint with a rag or paper towel.
- Never leave a brush soaking in water or mineral spirits for an extended period of time.
- Never let your brush rest on its head. There are many accessories available that will suspend your brush.
and acrylic paint should be cleaned with mild soap and water. Oil paint
should be first cleaned with mineral spirits or turpentine and then
with soap and water.
- After cleaning, remove excess water,
reshape the hairs into place with you fingers, and stand the brush
upright on the handle to dry.
A little effort will protect your brush and save you money.
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