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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.
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.
Best For broad strokes of colour, filling in large areas, large washes and creating thick stripes.
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.
Best for creating gently curved blended areas of paint. Can also be used to fill in large areas or create tapered lines.
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.
Online orders from Derivan FAQ
We are a second-generation family business and have been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.
Where do we ship to?
Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]
What payment methods do you accept for online orders?
We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.
Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do your order over the phone.
How can I track my internet order
Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.
When will my order be dispatched?
For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.
Is your product Australian Made?
All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian ma de, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.