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Oil Brushes

Oil painting brushes are most commonly made from either natural hog hair, or a synthetic fiber. The hog hairs are stiffer than the synthetic brushes making them better for impasto techniques and leaving brush strokes in the paint. The synthetic brushes are softer and give your painting a softer appearance, as well as being good for more detailed work.

The oil brushes also come in different shapes and sizes. The most common shapes are round, flat, filbert, fan and rigger.

Round brushes hold less paint, but are good for more detailed work and great for thick and thin lines, dabbing on dots and making blotches of colour. They are not suitable for creating hard straight edges. Flat brushes generally have a lot of spring to them and can hold a lot of paint. They are great for the early stages of a painting when you are blocking in large areas. Flat brushes can also be turned on their edges to create fine lines.

Flat brushes are usually available in two lengths of hair - Long Flat and Bright (Short Flat). Brights are better for shorter more controlled strokes. They do not hold as much paint as Flats.  

Filberts, are similar to flats, but have a more rounded tip. They give you more control than a bright and will create softer more rounded strokes. 

Fan painting brushes are a bit more specialised, it is used for blending colours and is used dry to blend the paint. The brush will begin to loose effectiveness when it becomes more filled with paint. 

Rigger are used for delineating fine lines and sharp details.

You can also get long handled and short handled brushes, the heads are just the same,  it just depends which you prefer to work with.

After use brushes should be washed in a brush cleaner, this will also help to preserve your brushes. Brushes should always be dried with the bristles facing down and never stood up.

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Jakar Palette Knives - Pack of 5

3 reviews

A set of five Jakar Palette knives suitable for oil and acrylic painting. These knives are made from the best qulity tempered steel and have beechwood handles.

£9.45

RGM Pro Grip Palette Knives Set of 3

This RGM Pro Grip Palette Knives Set of 6 includes three palette knives. These high quality painting knives are made from stainless steel.

£15.25

RGM Pro Grip Palette Knives Set of 6

This RGM Pro Grip Palette Knives Set of 6 includes six palette knives in sizes 22, 41, 44, 51, 81 &110. These high quality painting knives are made from stainless steel.

£28.86

Zieler Premium Mixed Media Brush Zip Case

1 review

Premium mixed media zip case brush set, ideal for Acrylic, Ink, Gouche, Oil and water colour painting. The fine taklon hairs are non shedding and hold their shape are

£16.95

Pro Arte Brush Wallet Series B Hog PA7

4 reviews

Series B Hog Brush Wallet.
50% OFF

£11.60

Winton Hog Short Flat (Bright) Oil Brushes

4 reviews

The most popular shape which produces bold, defined marks expected from a flat brush. The shorter bristles give greater control. Green stained and laq

from £4.16

Winton Hog Long Flat Oil Brushes

7 reviews

The longer bristle length gives greater spring and freer marks. Used with more fluid colour. Green stained and lacquered handles.

from £4.16

Winton Hog Round Oil Brushes

8 reviews

The smaller sizes for detailed lines and highlights.

from £4.16

Winton Hog Filbert Oil Brushes

5 reviews

The oval edge combines the control of the short flat with the softer edges of the round. Green stained and lacquered handles.

from £4.16

Winton Hog Fan Oil Brushes

11 reviews

Originally used for blending colours on the canvas and now popular for stippling and graining effects.

from £4.72

Georgian Brush Zip Case

1 review

A black zip case containing a selection of 10 x Georgian oil brushes.

£33.17

Georgian Brush Wallet 300

3 x Natural sable hair brushes - Round size 4 & 8, Short Flat size 6

£10.01

Georgian Brush Wallet 302

3 x Natural white bristle brushes - Round size 2, Short Filbert size 6, Long Flat size 4

£8.10

Georgian Brush Wallet 400

4 x Natural white bristle brushes - Round size 2, Filbert size 4, Short Flat size 4, Long Flat size 8

£11.77

Georgian Brush Wallet 402

4 x Sable and bristle brushes - Round size 4 & 8, Short Filbert size 6, Fan size 4

£14.04

Jakar Nylon Palette Knives Pack of 5

1 review

This Jakar Nylon Palette Knives Pack of 5 contains five palette knives in a selection of different shapes.

£1.80

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Ivory Taklon Filbert Brush

28 reviews

This range is designed with the acrylic painter in mind, but also suitable for oil painters.

from £3.16

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Ivory Taklon Round Brush

20 reviews

This range is designed with the acrylic painter in mind, but also suitable for oil painters.

from £3.16

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Ivory Taklon Flat Brush

21 reviews

This range is designed with the acrylic painter in mind, but also suitable for oil painters.

from £3.16

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Filbert Hog Brush

15 reviews

These brushes are suitable for oil painting but also fit for purpose for artists who wish to use acrylic paint in a traditional oil style

from £1.92

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Round Hog Brush

8 reviews

These brushes are suitable for oil painting but also fit for purpose for artists who wish to use acrylic paint in a traditional oil style

from £1.92

Ken Bromley Artists' Value Flat Hog Brush

18 reviews

These brushes are suitable for oil painting but also fit for purpose for artists who wish to use acrylic paint in a traditional oil style.

from £1.92

Pro Arte Brush Case Set Hog

7 reviews

A Pro Arte brush case filled with a selection of 15 Series B Hog brushes. Excellent value for money.

£50.85

Ken Bromley Mastertouch Oil & Acrylic Brush Sets

27 reviews

Mastertouch Oil/Acrylic Brush Sets

from £15.40

Pro Arte Brush Wallet Series A Hog PA6

10 reviews

Series A Hog Brush Wallet.
NOW LESS THAN HALF PRICE!!

£13.40

Pro Arte Brush Wallet Series C Hog PA8

9 reviews

Series C Hog Brush Wallet.
50% OFF

£7.02

Loxley Gold Palette Knife

5 reviews

Loxley Gold Palette Knives are available in 12 different sizes each with a tempered steel blade and wooden handle.

from £4.92
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