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Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor Brushes

18 thoughts on “Acrylic, Oil, and Watercolor Brushes”

  1. Thank you. I’ve been looking for a comprehensive comparison of brush types. Now to sort mine. I’m a beginner and just buy whenever and whatever . . .

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  3. Had an issue and Scott Bennett answered my email right away. So grateful and thankful for fast professional service. I have very little art experience, Golden heavy body are my first “real” paints. They are wonderful to work with! Thank you!

  4. I’m somehow confused with “acrylic dispersion/emlusion/latex”
    Does these mean all the same?
    What exactly type/binder of artist’s common water-based acrylic paint is?

    • Hello Nourkias,
      Thanks for your question. Artist acrylic paints are made from acrylic dispersions. GOLDEN products are 100% acrylic polymers.
      House paints will often be called Latex paints, though there is no latex in these products. House paints for interior use may have some vinyl polymers mixed with acrylics to make them less expensive and to modify certain characteristics of the paint. Exterior house paints tend to be made from acrylic because they are more durable and hold up to the elements better. For most applications, synthetic, nylon bristle brushes are appropriate for all artist acrylics and house paints, size and shape would be determined by the application.
      Hope this helps,

      • Thanks,I understand.

        Artist acrylic paints are made from acrylic dispersions (Soild particle in water?).
        Not emlusion (Liquid oil-like stuff in water?).

        And the word “Latex” is just another habitual name of “Acrylic Dispersion” used in house paint.
        Though they may not be the same as artist’s ones.

        The recommand is quite interesting.
        Teacher usually recomand kolinsky sable brush is the best
        (For miniature painting).
        I will try synthetic ones later.

      • and from the article i see a word “ammonia pH buffer”
        I use to see an article from Gamblin saying that
        When acrylic dry, Ammonia & Propylene Glycol may slowly evaporate.
        While teacher know nothing about the ammonia stuff.

        I do smell alcohol-like and a little ammonia from certain paint prodict (Mainly slow-drying product) .

        Does all artist acrylic paint has that (ammonia & propylene glycol)?
        And does it matters?

        • The ammonia and PG are used to help stabilize the product for long term shelf life among other things. Also, to provide some beneficial working properties like open time etc. Both are volatile and will evaporate out of the film as the polymer coalesces. We do not recommend natural bristles like sable with acrylics, as the ammonia is hard on the hairs, will dry them out and ruin the brush! save those for your oil, tempera or watercolor…
          take care,

    • Hello John,
      Thank you for your question. We do not know of any bundles of quality brushes, and recommend simply trying new brushes now and then and keeping a record of how well each brush works with your process and the paint medium being used. Your experience-based record can then create a foundation for future brush decisions. We hope this is helpful, and we are here when you have more questions.
      Happy painting, Cathy


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