MyArtScape Detail Paint Brush Set
Last updated date: October 11, 2019
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In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the MyArtScape MyArtScape Detail Paint Brush Set placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
DETAIL PAINT BRUSH SET - 12 MINIATURE BRUSHES DESIGNED FOR DEADLY PRECISION Can't Get the Fine Details You Want? Are you tired of battling with miniature brushes that constantly lose their shape? MyArtscape detail brushes are professional artists' quality brushes that keep their fine tips and give you perfect precision. Featuring the best synthetic Korean hair and comfortable, durable handles, they bring the finest control to your hand. What Makes Our Brushes the Best? ✔ Precision Points - Maintain a Super Fine Point for Detailed Painting ✔ Anti-shedding - Perfect for Frustration Free Painting ✔ Rivals Natural Hair - But Easier to Clean ✔ Superior Quality Control - See Below ✔ Ultra Durable - Lasts Longer Painting Uses - Model Ships & Airplanes - Miniatures - Army Figures - Wargaming - Warhammer 40k - Detailing - Art Painting Suitable Media ✔ Acrylic ✔ Watercolour ✔ Gouache ✔ Oil Inside Package - 12 Taklon Detail Brushes - Liners 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 - Rounds 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 - Flats 0 & 1 Our Quality Promise We go the extra mile to make sure your brushes arrive in the best condition possible. We use strong, robust packaging to ensure your brushes don't arrive with broke ferrules or damaged hair. All our brushes are vigorously checked in a multi-point quality test by our own expert quality control staff. We deliver the best quality. Period.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.