Heartybay Round Pointed Tip Nylon Hair Brush Set, 10 ct.

Last updated date: October 30, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5


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Overall Take

This set of nylon brushes is perfect for beginner artists. It includes liners, rounds, Filbert rakes and flat shaders. They're easy to clean and hold up well with watercolors, oils and acrylics. During our testing, we found these to be very easy to paint with and comfortable to hold. In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the Heartybay Heartybay Round Pointed Tip Nylon Hair Brush Set, 10 ct. placed 3rd 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
9.5
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,474 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This paint brush set will offer the most satisfying experience during your art time. You won’t feel annoying due to the sharp brush tips anymore. With this product, you can move your brushes smoothly on your paper.
- My Reviews 4 You
Heartybay features a wide selection of artist brushes in different sizes, perfect for creating a nice range of compositions. It is made from prime materials and has a durable feel which undoubtedly makes this set a nice investment for both beginners and professionals. It holds its shape after use and the bristles will not fray nor shed.
- Ode Magazine
August 5, 2019 | Full review
Seamless nickel ferrules won't rust or split. They are double-crimped to last longer and won't come loose after a few uses.
- Aalsum Reviews
December 23, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
- My Reviews 4 You
- Ode Magazine
August 5, 2019 | Full review
- Aalsum Reviews
December 23, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Seamless nickel ferrules won't rust or split. They are double-crimped to last longer and won't come loose after a few uses. Brushes don't shed hairs. No more frustration trying to get brush hairs off your artwork. Easier to clean and won't deteriorate as quickly. Short wooden handles with a smooth finish, perfect for greater control over small details. - About the Paint Brush maintenance: Brush nylon hair would do not stray or spread while painting. Brush hairs stay soft and flexible after cleaning. Brush hairs do not fall out after cleaning. The ferrules are double crimped and secure to the handle so there is no wiggling. Short wooden handles give you more control of the brush while painting. Brushes hold their shape and keep their spring after cleaning. To clean your brushes, just run them under warm water to wash out the paint and use your fingers to gently reshape brush hairs. - Package includes: 1 x Paint brush set (10 different painting brushes) 9 Pcs 12 Pcs Galaxy 10 Pcs Brush & Palette Complete Brush set Purple Paint Brush Black Brush Black Paint Brush Galaxy Black Paint Brush Brush & Palette Complete Paint Set Purple Paint Brush Count (Pcs) 9 12 10 10+2 10+1+12 10 What's special Round Head, Medium-length handle Long handle, Various brush head Medium-length handle, Various brush head Medium-length handle, Various brush head, 2 palettes Medium-length handle, Various brush head, 1 palette, 1 set of acrylic pigment Medium-length handle, Various brush head Package ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
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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. 

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.

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.