Paint Brushes

A paintbrush is made by clamping the chosen bristles to a handle with a ferrule and are used to apply paint or ink to paper, canvas, or other chosen mediums. Paint brushes can be made from stiff or soft hairs, which can be natural hairs or synthetic fibres, and come in a variety of sizes. They are versatile tools that are used by artists, painters, decorators and DIY enthusiasts.

Types of Paint Brushes

Synthetic brushes have the advantage of being cheaper than natural hair, made of either nylon or polyester filaments that have been treated in various ways. These brushes are good for acrylic paint, which can be hard on and also damage natural hair brushes and are also ideal for large-scale work. Good synthetic brushes are rugged, maintain their shape well, and can be easily cleaned.

Natural hair brushes normally use fibres from goats, hogs, ponies, camels, badgers, Kolinsky sables and oxen. When working with oil-based or alkyd paints, natural bristle brushes are an excellent choice as they can achieve a smooth and level finish. It is not recommended to use natural filaments with water-based coatings as the natural fibres will absorb water, making them sticky and causing them to lose their shape.

Soft brushes are ideal for thin paints which spread easily, such as watercolour paint, and for detailed work as they can form a point which allows for precision painting.

Hard brushes are ideal for applying thicker paint, particularly in household decorating, and can leave visual brush marks in paint, if so desired.

Bristle shapes

Most brushes are square cut, which is great for holding and laying paint onto virtually any surface. However, square-cut brushes don’t provide as much control when painting into corners, up to adjacent surfaces, or along narrow edges or surfaces. For more precise control, use a sash brush, which has its bristles cut at a slight angle. Sash brushes are particularly well-suited for cutting in around the perimeter of a room.


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Description Price Brush Size Bristle Shape Bristle Material Artist Brush Number Brush Diameter or Width Angled
RS Stock No. 237-9229
BrandRS PRO
kr 27,258
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Round Fibre 10 12.7mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2621
BrandRS PRO
kr 30,11
Each
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Medium Flat Synthetic - 50.8mm Yes
RS Stock No. 237-9184
BrandRS PRO
kr 116,37
Each
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Extra Broad Flat Fibre - 150mm No
RS Stock No. 237-9190
BrandRS PRO
kr 18,85
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Round Fibre 6 6.4mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2132
BrandRS PRO
kr 15,054
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Flat Synthetic 6 9.5mm No
RS Stock No. 237-9235
BrandRS PRO
kr 23,562
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Round Fibre 8 9.5mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2148
BrandRS PRO
kr 18,718
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Flat Synthetic 8 12.7mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2154
BrandRS PRO
kr 29,452
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Flat Synthetic 10 19mm No
RS Stock No. 134-7411
BrandRS PRO
kr 22,252
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Thin Round - - 12mm No
RS Stock No. 237-9207
BrandRS PRO
kr 37,806
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Round Fibre 12 16mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2126
BrandRS PRO
kr 77,88
1 Lot of 5
Lot(s)
Mixed Round Goat Hair 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 - No
RS Stock No. 471-6333
BrandRS PRO
kr 67,94
1 Lot of 3
Lot(s)
Mixed Flat Synthetic - 25.4 mm, 38.1 mm, 50.8mm No
RS Stock No. 315-2160
BrandRS PRO
kr 37,946
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Thin Flat Synthetic 12 22mm No
RS Stock No. 134-7415
BrandRS PRO
kr 51,049
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Thin Round - - 31mm No
RS Stock No. 134-7413
BrandRS PRO
kr 31,153
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
Thin Round - - 12mm No
RS Stock No. 180-5315
BrandRS PRO
kr 108,64
Each
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RS Stock No. 134-7414
BrandRS PRO
kr 35,996
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Thin Round - - 19mm No
RS Stock No. 134-7412
BrandRS PRO
kr 25,197
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Thin Round - - 19mm No
RS Stock No. 290-7745
Mfr. Part No.799299003
BrandHenkel
kr 45,36
Each
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Thin Flat Fibre - 25mm No
RS Stock No. 909-2893
Mfr. Part No.PST00009
kr 61,32
Each
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Thin Round - - 35mm Yes
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