Paintbrushes for Acrylic Painting

This might help you find the right paintbrushes.
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This might help you find the right paintbrushes.

MATERIALS:
  • Flat no. 24
  • Filbert no. 14
  • Round no. 12
  • Flat no. 8
  • Filbert no. 2
  • Round no. 0

HOW TO CHOOSE:

Synthetic bristle brushes are more suitable for acrylic paint, which is composed of pigments, a polymer emulsion and water.

Nylon bristles come in different colours, each with distinct characteristics. White nylon, for example, is generally stiff and has little spring. Although it is easy to be drawn to a brush that is soft to the touch, it difficult to spread acrylic paint with one that is too soft. A stiff, resilient brush is handy for spreading thick paint, while a soft, springy brush is ideal for applying diluted paint.

The choice of shape depends on the artist’s preferences. Flat, square-ended brushes, for example, produce more defined brush strokes, while filberts produce more blended brush strokes.

Acrylic brushes have long handles that are suited for easel work and painting on large surface areas.

You can always use a foam or lint roller to cover large surface areas quickly and evenly.