Synthetic Brushes

…all shapes and sizes

Synthetic brushes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and have improved beyond all recognition from their introduction many years ago, with manufactures making all sorts of claims about the benefits of their particular brand.

Development of synthetic “hair” has seen the introduction of different strengths and stiffness to suit the various paints and mediums which are available today.

Short round and flat, long round and flat, filbert, stencil and rigger brushes are all available with synthetic bristles of various densities to suit its use. We are also seeing the introduction of different shaped handles to suit the needs of various age groups as the traditional slim handles can be difficult for older users to grip.

One of the down sides of synthetic bristles compared to natural hair is that it does not have the ability to hold as much liquid due to its smooth surface.

Our experts are often asked what is the ‘best brush’ for a particular medium, surface and technique. If you need advice please call in and see us.

Some of the Synthetic Brush Ranges in Stock

…come in to see the full range

Pro Arte Series 202

designed especially for acrylic painters who require precision for detail, tremendous ‘spring’ and great pointing adaptability.

Series 202 Acrylix Round – middle right
Short handles
Sizes: 000-00-0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-12-14-16

Prolene Plus range

Variety of Prolene synthetic filaments which are ferruled in beautiful gold plate and fashioned with teak handles. They have a delightful ‘spring’, they point in a most pleasing manner and they hold colour in a wonderful way.

Available in an extensive range of sizes and widely used for watercolour, gouache and other media.

Sizes: 0000-000-00-0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-12-14-16-18-20

Series 101 Prolene Round

Used mainly for watercolour, they are exceedingly hardwearing and unlike sable, will not damage easily.

Seamless nickel ferrules.
Black polished handles with gold tips.

Sizes: 0000-000-00-0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-10-12-14-16-20-24