Paint Brushes (shop brushes) are an extremely important factor in achieving superior results from acrylic paint. Most brushes used for oil painting are also suitable for acrylics. If the paint is to be diluted and used like watercolor, a sable or synthetic soft hair brush is recommended to ensure smooth, soft strokes. Synthetic sable brushes are a better all-around choice for acrylic painting because they’re more economical, softer and have a lighter touch than natural hair brushes. Synthetic Acrylic Painting Brushes are also easier to clean and will withstand the tough demands of acrylic paint.
Brushes with Acrylic
Watercolor Brushes (shop watercolor brushes) One of the greatest things about watercolors is that you only need three or four brushes to start. Brushes are measured in size from 0000 (smallest) to 14 (largest). Synthetic or soft hair brushes work the best with watercolor. To clean your brushes, it is best to simply use water. An occasional dab of dish soap is O.K., but if used too often it will damage the bristles.
Round: Used for painting both broad areas and fine detail depending on the brush size.
Flat: Creates a sharp edge.
Bright: Creates a sharp edge like the flat, but hairs are shorter.
Filbert: Rounded corners help create strokes without hard edges.
Fan or Blender: Used dry to blend and smooth already created strokes, or used with the tips loaded with paint to create texture.