Arteza Hand Made Detail Paint Brush, Set of 15

Last updated date: October 30, 2019

DWYM Score
9.7


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Overall Take

This set of handmade Taklon brushes add depth to paintings large or small. They deposit even layers of paint on everything from canvases to nail art. The set contains 15 different sizes and shapes of liners, round and flat brushes. During our testing, we liked the flexibility of the bristles, as well as the thin design for creating detailed lines with paint. In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Arteza Arteza Hand Made Detail Paint Brush, Set of 15 placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Detail Paint Brushes for a detailed review of all the top detail paint brushes.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
162 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The bristles are made from a synthetic material called Taklon, which makes it a good option for people who don’t like to use animal products.
- Spy
July 31, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Some found that the bristles could come loose.
- Spy
July 31, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Be the center of attention Mesmerize your audience by creating realistic art with Arteza Detail Paint Brushes. This set contains 15 different sizes and shapes that can be used for any type of detail, especially the minuscule ones. This Arteza brush set features liners, rounds, and flats of 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 sizes. Set of 15: ⁃Liner: 4/0 ⁃Liner: 3/0 ⁃Liner: 2/0 ⁃Liner: 0 ⁃Liner: 1 ⁃Round: 4/0 ⁃Round: 3/0 ⁃Round: 2/0 ⁃Round: 0 ⁃Round: 1 ⁃Flat: 4/0 ⁃Flat: 3/0 ⁃Flat: 2/0 ⁃Flat: 0 ⁃Flat: 1 Allergen-Free and Animal-Friendly The brushes are hand-made with Taklon hair, which is allergen-free and is animal-friendly. Constructed From Quality Materials Made with professional grade white taklon hair and nickel-plated copper ferrules. These brushes are ideal for creating details to make your masterpieces a reality. Details that will make your work come alive Bring your work to life when using these brushes to create beautiful and intricate details. Perfect for giving dolls realistic facial features, creating beautiful meticulous nail art, or adding intricate details to paintings.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Arteza Hand Made Detail Paint Brush, Set of 15
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
2. Virtuoso 15-Piece Fine Paintbrushes
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Dugato Detail Paint Brush Set
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 2
5. Crafts & Colors Professional Detail Paint Brush Set
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Nicpro Micro Detail Paint Brush Set, 7 ct.
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 4
7. eBoot Detail Paint Brushes Set Artist Paint Brushes
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
8. MyArtScape Detail Paint Brush Set
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Transon Round Watercolor Goat Hair Paint Brushes
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
10. D’Artisan Shoppe Miniature Paint Brushes Detail Set
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Detail Paint Brushes

The devil is in the details, particularly for painters. Whisper-thin borders, gentle lines and graduated shading make your finished pieces stand out from the pack. You’ve got to have the right tools to pull off those tiny add-ons. A premiere set of detail paint brushes will deliver the results you see in your mind. 

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Nail artists, paint-by-numbers hobbyists, face painters and professional artists of all stripes can benefit from the right detail brushes. A good set will come with a range of tip shapes, a sturdy ferrule (the metal connector between the brush itself and the handle) and a comfortable grip. 

Some tip shapes you should look for when you shop for brushes are rounds, liners, spotters and shaders. Round brushes have a rounded tip and deliver versatile thick or thin lines to your paintings. Liners have long-length hairs that come to a thin point; they’re designed to create outlines or borders. 

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Spotters are itty-bitty brushes for tiny details like eyelashes. Shaders have square-shaped bristles for precision control when you’re painting edges or creating blocks of color. 

You can pick up inexpensive brushes at hobby stores, but you might pay for it later. “Cheap versions tend to splinter and lose bristles easily, which can result in stray marks,” says our resident art expert Amy Markham. She’s an art teacher and the creator of Starling, a podcast dedicated to helping artists develop creative depth. “Invest in quality detail brushes and care for them.”

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Detail brushes will be much smaller than standard paint brushes. Artists’ brushes are labeled with numbered sizes. The smallest size is 30/0; the largest size is 30. Most detail brushes are in the 4/0 to 1 range, although you can go much smaller if you’re painting models or intricate nail art.

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Now that you’ve got a base coat on detail brushes, put on the finishing touches with the hints in our Tips & Advice section.

DYWM Fun Fact

You can pick up a great set of paintbrushes at any art supply store or at major online retailers, but they weren’t always so easy to come by. 

The first paint brushes were used about 40,000 years ago to create those famous cave paintings you learned about in school. Sticks, wood shavings and even bones served as the first brushes. The Ancient Egyptians used reeds, and quills were also favored for centuries. Eventually, brushmakers started individually gluing animal hairs to wooden handles. 

Metal ferrules were added during the Industrial Revolution, which helped brushes last longer. Eastern Europe was home to some of the world’s favorite paint brushes for years — their manufacturing skills produced high-quality brushes made from Chinese pig bristles.

The Detail Paint Brush Buying Guide

  • Paint brushes come with either synthetic or natural bristles. Natural bristles are made from animal hair, like hogs or boars. Synthetic bristles are made from polyester or nylon. “I prefer synthetic bristles because they are less likely to frizz or splinter,” says Markham, our resident art educator. “However, if you’re mainly a watercolor painter, natural fibers may be your best option”
  • The piece of metal that connects your brush’s bristles to its handle is called a ferrule. Look for a ferrule made from nickel-plated brass; this blend reduces the risk of corrosion and breakage. 
  • Properly washing, drying and storing your detail paint brushes will help the bristles maintain their shape. Clean your brushes ASAP after you’re done painting, especially when using quick-drying acrylic paint. Dampen the bristles with water, and then work soap or shampoo into them. (You can also use dishwashing liquid for stubborn paint.) Rinse them until the water runs clear, and then let them air dry.
  • Make sure you also wash the ferrule. Dried-on paint can cause cracking and splitting, rendering your paintbrush useless. 
  • Store your clean brushes horizontally in an artist’s pouch, drawer or box. You can also store them upright with the bristles pointing up, but don’t pack them too tightly. If the bristles of different brushes lean against each other, it can distort their shape.