How to choose your paint brush ?
To choose the right paint brush, several points should be taken into account. The size, quality, shape, material and the bristles.
Flat brushes are ideal for painting large surfaces. They are recommended for bodywork, large parts, or model aircraft. Flat brushes are also used to give models their patina, helping the model look more realistic. For precision painting, it is best to use a round brush. Round brushes have a fine tip, which enables you to paint more accurately. You can use round brushes for detail work or final touch-ups.
Often used by professionals, Kolinsky sable-hair artist brushes have a soft, durable bristle. They offer excellent precision and guarantee high-quality finishes for your models. Synthetic brushes are also very durable and are good value for money. Pony hair brushes are more economical and are ideal for beginners.
You will find a wide variety of paint brushes for model making on our online shop. We have 6 brush sets for epoxy glue, standard brushes of 18 mm, 21 mm and 24 mm for paints and varnishes and, depending on the type of bristle, there are specific brushes for specific uses.
Among our flat brushes, you can choose from a kolinsky marten brush, a silver fox-hair brush or a camel-hair brush. The finest is the silver fox-hair brushes. Larger brushes are made in camel hair and are suitable for large surfaces. Again, if you are looking for the perfect brush to help you paint with maximum care, opt for one of our round brushes made of marten, silver fox, or camel hair.
How do you look after your paintbrushes ?
Proper care of your paintbrushes will keep them in good working order for a long time. Acrylic paints are less damaging to the bristles, as the brush can be cleaned with water immediately after use.
Care should be taken to ensure that the paint does not build up in the metal part of the brush called the ferrule. It is important to clean your paintbrush after each use.
We would recommend storing your brushes with the tip up and never leave a brush soaking in a paint pot or in a glass of water as it could get damaged and lose its shape.