These Acrylix Series 204 One Stroke Brushes from Pro Arte are a new breakthrough brush designed as a synthetic alternative to the hog hair brushes for acrylic and oil painting. It goes way beyond to offer exciting new properties of its own. Acrylix, though firm, is flexible and has a lovely silky working texture - something it retains after many sessions in use. Prolonged standing in water has virtually no effect on them which is essential when using fast drying acrylic colours. This durable pearly filament also helps the artist to see and judge the colour on the brush; they'll endure and delight!
I use these brushes for oil painting, and I find the paint controls well on the brush. You can make well defined and crisp brush marks even when working over wet paint. They also seem easily cleaned and do not hang onto the paint like some hog hair brushes tend to do when being cleaned.
However if you need a brush that is soft bending this series might not be the one for you. Not all acrylic brushes work so well with oils but these do. Myself I love the varied marks you can make with these robust brushes. John Graham Inkson (Warrington) on 3 Jun 2008
Having bought many of these brushes - I can truly say they are fantastic. We use them for sign painting everyday and they stand up to the heaviest use. Bernard Hibbs (London) on 14 Sep 2007
I have used these brushes for several years now and I can find no better for durability and quality when working with W&N Griffin Alkyd paints, highly recommended. John Griffiths (Cannock, United Kingdom) on 7 Apr 2015