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Which Paintbrushes Do You Need? September 10, 2019

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Which Paintbrushes Do You Need?, Honolulu, Hawaii

Whether you are picking up a brush for the first time or are looking to expand your painting hobby, every artist needs a variety of quality brushes. But before you invest in these art supplies, you need to know which brushes to use. Since each has a specific purpose, you can improve your painting by having a full set. The following are some of the standard brushes to have on hand.

5 Brush Types Every Painter Should Own

1. Round Brush

A round brush tapers or points to a tip at the end. You will use this brush for detail work, outlines, and filling in small sections of your painting. Round brushes offer some flexibility—you can use the tip for fine details and tilt it on its side for broader strokes. 

2. Filbert Brush

When you need a versatile brush, reach for the filbert. This brush features narrow bristles that reach a rounded point. Hold this brush flat to fill in round shapes and make broad strokes, then turn it on its side for detail work. The filbert brush may wear down with use, so you will need to replace this tool more frequently.

3. Flat Brush

art suppliesThis brush is available in several sizes, but is always wider than it is thick. Use this brush to fill in large sections, make bold strokes, and create a wash.

4. Bright Brush

The bright brush is a shorter hair version of the flat brush.  Brights are stiffer which gives you more precise control of your strokes, and this stiffness lets you to push thick paint further across the canvas.  It is better for thick paint  applications or with thinner paints it gives you more precise controlled strokes (than flats).  This is why you may want to keep both short and long brushes in your art supply kit. 

5. Detail Brush

The detail brush resembles the round brush, but is much smaller. The fine tip will help you carefully fill small areas and add delicate details to your painting. Buy a quality brush when looking for art supplies since you want these fine bristles to keep their shape.


To take your art to the next level, find reliable art supplies at Hawaiian Graphics in Honolulu. Whether you are a professional artist or a creative looking to begin a project, the knowledgeable staff will help you find the right supplies you need. To view their extensive selection, visit them online. You can also call (808) 973-7171 to inquire about specific products.

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