D’Artisan Shoppe Miniature Paint Brushes Detail Set

Last updated date: October 11, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

D’Artisan Shoppe Miniature Paint Brushes Detail Set

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the D'Artisan Shoppe D'Artisan Shoppe Miniature Paint Brushes Detail Set placed 10th 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
8.8
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
1,761 user reviews
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What experts liked
The D'artisan Shoppe Miniature Detail Set features twelve small paint brushes which are perfect for painting small areas and precise details. Offering synthetic bristles, fine details are painted to a high finish while the ergonomic triangular handles enable you to easily paint and hold the paintbrushes effectively.
- Best of Machinery
May 13, 2019 | Full review
These are miniature brushes with fine tips, ranging in sizes so you can take on varying details. The brushes are especially recommended for portrait paintings, wildlife compositions, illustrations, for detailing model airplanes, ships, toys and figurines.
- Ode Magazine
August 5, 2019 | Full review
The set is perfectly balanced, steady control alongside precision point suitable for detail painting.
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From The Manufacturer

Premium Detail Mini Paint Brush Set – Minute Series XII Small Paint Brushes with Holder by D’Artisan Shoppe If you are a scale modeler who needs micro brushes for fine detail work, these professional brushes for miniatures are ideal for detail painting. Why Are These The Best Detail Brushes? -- Ergonomic Triangular Handles – Super comfortable to paint longer with less hand fatigue compared to traditional thin handles. Well weighted so no more aching hands giving you much greater control. -- Fine Round Point - Maintains A Precise Shape for Detailed Painting. -- Durable Double Crimp Anti-shedding – No More Frustration With Loose Ferrules or Stray Hairs. -- Easy To Clean – 7 layers of UV coated paint on handles means no flaking paint off your handles. Quality synthetic hair makes it easier to keep your brush cleaner. -- Well Packaged in a Compact Brush Organizer - Free durable plastic brush holder and dust bag included to keep things tidy. All round brushes come with protective covers to reach you in pristine condition. Inside Package of 12 Detail Paint Brushes: -- Liners 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 -- Rounds 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 -- Flats 0 & 1 -- 1 Brush Holder + 1 Dust Bag to keep moths away These ultra fine brushes are perfect for citadel paint, army figures, Reaper miniatures,Dungeons and Dragons miniature, model kits. Use Masters Brush Cleaner to maintain points. If you want an affordable synthetic alternative to the fabled Series 7, look no further. Use it on testors enamels as acrylic paint brushes or oil painting brushes. They make the best watercolor brushes for tiny artwork on canvas as a detailing paint brush set. D'Artisan Shoppe specialize in paint brushes unlike other copycat brands. Designed by artists for artists. Buy the original in full confidence with our no-hassle warranty. Click ADD TO CART to grab this Miniature Brushes.

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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. 

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

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. 

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

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.”

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

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.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

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

DWYM 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.