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Artist Brushes

Artist brushes are high quality brushes that serve a variety of artistic and industrial applications. Offering many benefits, artistic brushes have the ability to form a sharp tip, which allows for precisely placed painting media.

In addition, artistic brushes have the ability to hold and dispense paint predictably, which allows for excellent control of paint flow. Since many of the benefits of artistic brushes are derived from their bristles, high quality bristle materials are required. Read More…Request for Quote

Artist Brushes Artist brushes are high quality brushes that serve a variety of artistic and industrial applications. Offering many benefits, artistic brushes have the ability to form a sharp tip, which allows for precisely placed painting media.

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City of Industry, CA  |  323-724-777

Gordon Brush is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer of standard & specialty brushes for the commercial, aerospace, military, medical & electronics industries.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. $$$

Stow, OH  |  800-888-2861

Spiral Brushes manufactures industrial brushes, custom brushes, power brushes, wire brushes, conveyor cleaning brushes, steel brushes, stainless steel brushes, brass brushes, nylon brushes, abrasive nylon brushes, and natural fiber brushes.

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Spiral Brushes, Inc. $$$

Cedar Grove, NJ  |  800-278-7437

Our brushes set the standard for the industry. Our customers know they can trust us to provide the highest quality products whether they are stock brushes or custom orders.

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Jenkins Brush Company $$$

Fairfield, NJ  |  800-241-9860

The Industrial Brush Co. is a provider of brushes. Since 1946, we have been committed to providing high quality brushes and customer service for a variety of industrial applications and marketplaces.

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The Industrial Brush Company, Inc. $$$

Omaha, NE  |  800-800-6940

The scientific and laboratory industries would be lost without us! Since 1929, we have provided exclusive brushes for scientific and laboratory use designed with precision use in mind.

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Justman Brush Company $$$

Solon, OH  |  800-252-4747

Precision Brush Company is an industry leader that has the technology, expertise and experience to satisfy all of your brush requirements.

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Precision Brush Company, Inc. $$$

Albertson, NY  |  800-645-4111

Braun Brush is committed to manufacturing quality brushes using a variety of methods. We offer convenient purchasing of the most extensive brush line available & a unique design-your-own brush service on the web.

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Braun Brush Company $$$

Pomona, CA  |  800-652-7874

West Coast Brush is a leading manufacturer of brushes. We use state-of-the-art technology, allowing us to manufacture almost every size and shape.

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West Coast Brush Mfg., Inc. $$$

Delafield, WI  |  800-234-7002

For over 30 years, Tanis has been a leading brush manufacturer. Tanis has put innovation to work in everything we do, using the latest technology, materials, manufacturing advancements and engineering expertise.

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Tanis, Inc. $$$
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Typical applications of artist paint brushes include painting, lettering, photo retouching, lacquering, graphic arts, fine scroll work, line detail and marking. Not only for art and industrial applications, additional industries that benefit from artistic brushes include electronics, ceramics, education, dental and cosmetics.

In electronics fabrication and repair, artist brushes can be excellent cleaning tools because of the precision and gentleness with which they can remove dirt from sensitive electronics. Art paint brushes work particularly well with paints such as acrylic paint, oil paint and water colors. However, different bristle materials work best with different media.

There are five main types of artist brushes: flat brushes, bright brushes, round brushes, Filbert brushes and sable brushes. In flat brushes the shape of the brush is relatively wide but not very thick. In addition, flat brushes can have either long or short bristles.

A flat brush can produce both broad brushstrokes and thin brushstrokes. Also, flat brushes work best with oil, acrylics and alkyd media. Bright brushes have the same brush shape as a flat brush but typically have shorter bristles. Bright brushes create short, controlled brush stroke and work best with heavy paints such as oils.

Round brushes can be either fat or fine brushes. Fat round brushes produce thick brush strokes, while fine round brushes work well for outlining and detail painting. Round brushes are greatly affected by hand pressure and provide excellent control of oil and other heavy paints.

Filbert brushes are highly versatile thick brushes with an oval-shaped top edge and flat ferrule, which is the metal band that holds the bristles to the handle. With bristle lengths ranging from medium to long, Filbert brushes work best with watercolors and washes.

Sable brushes are made from sable hairs and come in all brush shapes. Sable brushes are much softer and leave a smoother brush stroke than bristle brushes, but they wear out more quickly and are much more expensive.

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