Sceptre Gold II

Introduction to the Sceptre Gold II Brush Range

Introducing the Sceptre Gold II Watercolour Brush range

The Sceptre Gold II Brush Range is a collection of high quality brushes made from a mixture of sable and synthetic fibres. While their properties make them ideal for use with watercolour they can also be used with most fluid colour, including acrylic, water-mixable oil, alkyd oil colour. It is well known that artists recognise pure sable brushes as the best for watercolour - but they can be very costly. This cost may compel artists to go for a cheaper synthetic alternative instead. Although today's synthetics certainly have come a long way, it is still considered that a pure sable brush will have the edge.



Also suitable for acrylic colour and oil colour


Sable/Synthetic Blend

Performance close to sable at a moderate price



Excellent spring and enhanced colour carrying capacity


Professional or Student

Fine quality. Strong, resilient & durable

The Sceptre Gold II was developed to be a more affordable alternative to a pure sable brush, while still retaining some of the sable content. As it is a blend of pure sable and synthetic fibres it gives the performance of a sable but with a price that is closer to a synthetic. The hair blend of the Sceptre Gold II also gives some added benefits. The sable hair provides excellent spring whilst the high quality synthetic filaments ensure that the brushes are soft enough to work the colour but also have a strong snap so they return back to their original shape with ease.

Brushes in the range

Series 101 Sceptre Gold II Watercolour Brush

Series 101 Round

  • Round bellied watercolour brush

  • The most popular brush shape

  • Excellent for washes as well as producing fine lines

Available in sizes: 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20

Series 606 One Stroke Sceptre Gold II Watercolour Brush

Series 606 One Stroke

  • A short, flat watercolour brush used for washes

  • Originally for one stroke application by sign writers

  • Also makes a unique chisel edged flat mark

Available in sizes: 6mm (1/4"), 10mm (3/8"), 13mm (1/2"), 19mm (3/4"), 25mm (1")

Sceptre Gold II Pocket Brush

Sceptre Gold II Pocket Brush

  • Convenient pocket sized brush with a size 2 head

  • Fitted in a metal body complete with a protective cap

  • Ideal for outdoor painting and sketching.

More about the brush features

Control & Spring

The sable hairs in the brush taper to a fine point, giving the brush control for detailed work. The hair also has excellent spring and the choice of polyester filament ensures that the brushes are soft enough to work with but that they have a strong snap so that they return to their original shape with ease.

Colour carrying capacity

The high proportion of sable hairs in the brush gives a greater colour holding capacity than a brush with synthetic hair alone, which means that much larger washes can be created with ease.

Fine pointed rounds

The round profile brush has been especially designed to create a very fine point, meaning that thin lines can be created easily with greater control.

Fuller One Strokes

Sceptre Gold II Series 606 have much more hair in the ferrule, and consequently have a greater colour carrying capacity.


The ferrules are made from seamless gold-plated brass, which helps to prevent corrosion, clogging of the hair and enables easy cleaning.

Handle shape

The handles are specifically designed to provide balance and comfort when painting

Handle Colour

Sceptre Gold II brushes feature attractive stained handles. The extra hard finish prevents water and solvent penetration.

Cleaning and Caring for your Watercolour Brushes

As is always the case with brushes, it is paramount that they are cared for and cleaned correctly. We do have a handy page with cleaning and care instructions for watercolour brushes if you have any questions. Following these cleaning procedures will extend your brushes useable life!

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