STOP messing up your Brushes

30 Th12, 2020
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A guide on how to make sure your brushes don't break, and if they break - how to save them. But mostly it's about giving your brush the proper care it deserves before it's too late.
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Painting miniatures for your warhammer & d&d games. Age of sigmar and warhammer 40k. Space Marines, Space Wolves, Stormcast Eternals, beastclaw raiders, ogor mawtribes, cities of sigmar, chaos space marines, painting scale models, miniature busts! How to paint NMM. How to paint warhammer, how to paint d&D figures.

  • To those who wonder what to use kolinski brushes for: I Use them a lot - almost all the time. Glazing, layering, highlights, details etc. Anything with acrylic paints - I use them 90% of all my painting. but you can make them last longer by skipping a few things that's hard on the brushes. Think of them as a nice regular car for every day use. Maybe a Tesla. And cheap synthetic brushes like a tractor for the dirty work.

    Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar Miniatures2 tháng trước
    • So I have about 4 feet of my hair I cut off a year ago(after 14 years of growth) where can i send it to make some brushes lol

      Joshua BenoitJoshua BenoitTháng trước
    • @Onryo-of-Okiko Yeah, but the paintbrushes aren't gonna kill your budget. If you can afford the 40€ Terminator box, as a hobby expense, you can also afford a 30€ set of paintbrushes, can't ya?

      robrobusarobrobusaTháng trước
    • a nice regular car for everyday use: 120.000 Dollar Tesla........VIworldrs life is surely somethimg out of this world......

      Onryo-of-OkikoOnryo-of-OkikoTháng trước
    • @Joshua Ginn buy a 100 pack of eyeliner brushes on amazon for 4$

      jay birdjay birdTháng trước
    • @Joshua Ginn midwinter minis did a video on it :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • First time I ever heard of not using sable on metallics, washes, or taking paint out of pots. You can do all those things as long as you keep too much paint from going in the ferrule and do a good job cleaning at the end of your session using the brush soap. If you were to follow all the rules here you would never use them for anything. People have to get over the fact that all paint brushes are disposable, even super expensive kolinsky, and no matter what you do it will eventually degrade and you'll have to buy a new one.

    MiniatureMasterClassMiniatureMasterClassNgày trước
  • I've noticed a bunch of these but I didn't know the science behind them.

    ShojoBakunyuShojoBakunyu2 ngày trước
  • Im gonna keep doing these things.

    wot r u an N'wah?wot r u an N'wah?2 ngày trước
  • WOW Split ends are really bad! "Says the bald guy"

    Ahman MillenerAhman Millener3 ngày trước
  • I feel like some of this will even help my cheapo brushes. At the very least i dont feel guilty anymore for snipping my stray hairs. Also are you wearing a clip on mic while having another mic infront of you?

    JackJester21JackJester214 ngày trước
    • Safety haha. Had a few accidents so we had to re record.

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar Miniatures4 ngày trước
  • The key takeaway is that 90% of the time you shouldn't use them.

    Samuel RowanSamuel Rowan4 ngày trước
  • What if to use hair shampoo / conditioner on a kolinski brushes instead of a soap? :)

    Ivan PrigortsenkoIvan Prigortsenko5 ngày trước
    • @Squidmar Miniatures wow, thanks for a such a quick reply!!!

      Ivan PrigortsenkoIvan Prigortsenko5 ngày trước
    • Yeah that works :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar Miniatures5 ngày trước
  • I just bought a Windsor and newton professional sable brush and the hairs are split there any way I can fix this ?

    cameron cowancameron cowan5 ngày trước
    • To add..I haven’t even used it yet

      cameron cowancameron cowan5 ngày trước
  • thank you so much

    Shnoz BubShnoz Bub8 ngày trước
  • I've literally used all my Citadel fine detail brushes in the exact ways you said not too....*heavy sigh*

    fogartyrtfogartyrt8 ngày trước
  • Hello! So what do you suggest to use for detailed metallic painting? Synthetic brushes lose their tip so fast :/

    Kevin ParkKevin Park11 ngày trước
  • Great video, keeping these ferrules clean can't be stressed enough. On the topic of Kollinski brushes and oil paints, I think I'd like to add something. While I wouldn't use a fresh brush for this, I love using older, still functional ones for getting a really smooth blend. Dmitry Fesechko "taught" me this, and he knows a thing or too about oils in miniature painting 😘

    teep carringtonteep carrington12 ngày trước
  • 7:36 i thought it was tea

    Trolley The BirbTrolley The Birb15 ngày trước
  • "Don't do this, don't do that, and especially don't do this." "Ah, yes, I see." *Me, who literally did all the things listed in the first 5 minutes of the video, a few hours ago*

    Classicsniper00Classicsniper0015 ngày trước
  • I would imagine if you add a bit of glycerin to the rinse water it would break the surface tension enough to let alot of the floating particles/pigments sink to the bottom? Just a though.... perhaps an experiment is in order.

    Leroy LongLeroy Long16 ngày trước
  • I missed your Kickstarter but I do have a Raphael brush and some connoisseur brand kolinsky sable... which I used like twice since I got them. For everything else I recommend Windsor and Newton cotman brushes. It’s synthetic but it’s super well made and behaves like a natural hair brush.

    Khristoffer SantosKhristoffer Santos17 ngày trước
  • Well I've done ALL the don'ts and didn't do almost all of the do's. Thanks for the lesson!

    Brian KowalchukBrian Kowalchuk17 ngày trước
  • Oh wow very useful info :D

    shinobidaveshinobidave18 ngày trước
  • Really great tips thank you. Just bought a bunch of brushes today, some of these tips will help to have them for longer hopefully.

    Abel CsanakiAbel Csanaki19 ngày trước
  • You forgot to cover the population of painters who are "brush lickers" = who like to shape the tip of the brush with our lips. (I mean it cant only be me). I guess that goes on the dont's list aswell :)

    Alexander SälldinAlexander Sälldin20 ngày trước
  • What is that shiny metallic paint for the tip with the basecoating? Looks amazing!

    MakDemonikMakDemonik24 ngày trước
  • Where can i get your brushes?

    Jason WebbJason Webb25 ngày trước
    • :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar Miniatures25 ngày trước
  • I killed a brand new Army painter brush with their washes. After a week of of painting, it was unusable

    Jacques NowellJacques Nowell26 ngày trước
  • So, my professional artist friend keeps his brushes submerged in transmission fluid for storage. I wonder what you think about this?

    Peter PetruzziPeter Petruzzi28 ngày trước
    • I've never heard anyone do this and I don't really know what the fluid is consisting of 😅🤔

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar Miniatures28 ngày trước
  • Is this a joke? Why would I ever use these if I can't use a bunch of different paints/techniques with them?

    Jonn GhettiJonn GhettiTháng trước
    • You can use kolinski brushes how ever you want, but using them for their intended purpose, the fine work will last them a lot longer

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • how can I clean while I am choosing a color? I mean I use to pick quickly some colores,meanwhile I got an old cloth to clean the chunk and a glass of water.

    LeatherAndPoems CharmyManLeatherAndPoems CharmyManTháng trước
  • Wish I'd knew all of this 4 years ago, it would have saved 3-4 sets of brush. Thanks

    Mathieu SEGUINMathieu SEGUINTháng trước
  • Saw the opening with brushes tossed bristles down. I only do that with my shit brushes lol Good brushes just get rinsed in water.

    wakcedoutwakcedoutTháng trước
  • Thanks Emil for explaining the do and do not. Do you have any additional Storage Tipps? I have o lot of brushes with clear protectiv cap are they a good Cover for „in between“ time or not? Should brushes laying or hanging for drying/ pause time?

    Bikemike 1bBikemike 1bTháng trước
  • I looked at you brushes for the Kickstarter. Are they angled or is that just a weird photo?

    Craig StidhamCraig StidhamTháng trước
    • On some browsers the site makes the last pixel extended. They are normal

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • Can't know how I bumped onto this. Anyway Awesome content 🥇. I also watched those rather similar from MStarTutorials and kinda wonder how you guys create these stuff. MSTAR TUTORIALS also had amazing information about similiar things on his vids.

    Knutt LaarsenKnutt LaarsenTháng trước
  • @squidmarminiatures can u advise on any particular synthetics you’d use for the metallics, bases, drybrushing, contrasts, washes etc. I’m not at your level, so those paints actually make up 90% of my painting n layers/glazes as finishing touches only. I just bought some Windsor&Newton brushes n feel like I should’ve saved my money based on this video?

    Pete FennerPete FennerTháng trước
    • Squidmar Miniatures thank you, that was a rapid response! I guess I need to shop around a bit.

      Pete FennerPete FennerTháng trước
    • I'm using cheap ones from Wish, but i heard monument hobbies have great. never tried them though :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • So Basically... BRUSHES SUCK!

    Fannis PiatidisFannis PiatidisTháng trước
  • Hi, I love this channel, never post before. This is important, no just for saving money, but for saving animals... Just remember that a wild animal has been killed in the process of making your brush... I can't justify to kill an animal just for painting miniatures or any other art. If you have bought this brushes, made it last as long as possible, an next time buy sinthethics.

    Miguel JuanMiguel JuanTháng trước
  • Where is a video on the care of the synthetic brushes that I actually have :))))

    Andras LibalAndras LibalTháng trước
  • These brushes are display pieces not actually meant for practical use: just to look longingly at...

    Aaron JonesAaron JonesTháng trước
  • I painted Necrons for a good year. Please, if you're going to rinse your brushes, then get a glass larger than your largest brush and dip them brush-side up in DISTILLED water, or give them a quick dip in 70% alcohol rub and a rinse in distilled water.

    Sam RockwellSam RockwellTháng trước
    • Oh, and one more thing - and this might sound silly -: wash your hair brushes in hair conditioner once a week, depending on use. Preferably an animal conditioner.

      Sam RockwellSam RockwellTháng trước
    • Also learn to use toothpicks. They'll save you a buttload of time and are disposable.

      Sam RockwellSam RockwellTháng trước
  • Don't know if you have it over there, but for dried on paint, the best thing I have found is hand cleaner. The stuff auto mechanics use to wash their hands. Like Gojo, Goop, or Fast Orange. It really will take the old dried out paint out of a brush, then use a good conditioner on it, or just give it a swirl in brush soap to condition it.

    tay13666tay13666Tháng trước
  • Wow calling me out in front of all these people not cool man. Not cool.

    Hayden ParkerHayden ParkerTháng trước
  • The title of this video is misleading. Couldn't get past 3:39 because of all the paint restrictions. Should mention in the title this is how not to mess up one particular type of brush.

    Jake McCarthyJake McCarthyTháng trước
  • Not a topic anyone cares about - but the kolinsky animal is cruely bred or trapped and killed exclusively for the fur industry especially for brushes. We always hear “kolinsky is the best” but I will never use actual kolinsky hair brushes. I found a brand of “synthetic kolinsky” from Mimik that you can get at Jerry’s Art-o-rama online - Zero cruelty, and just as much spring and precision and no animals had to die.

    Ryan HippRyan HippTháng trước
  • I REALLY needed this video, I can't tell you how many of these mistakes I've accidentally made. Thanks a lot!

    CMD__ShepardCMD__ShepardTháng trước
  • Question: same rule of not using the expensive brushes for glazing?

    MiK7ZeroMiK7ZeroTháng trước
    • @Squidmar Miniatures ty!

      MiK7ZeroMiK7ZeroTháng trước
    • Just try to keep it clean and as little paint as possible in the ferrule :) I glaze all the time

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • So these fancy brushes should be sued for details, edge highlighting and blending. I normally just use a spray can with the color I want for the basing. The best bushes for dry brushing are make up brushes, trust me they make it way faster. I keep cheap brushes for washes and metallics. But about 80% my paint time is spent doing the detail work. If you don't do any highling or detial work you shouldn't be buying fancy brushes as you can just slap paint on with any old brush and the outcome will be the same.

    blazestudios23blazestudios23Tháng trước
  • Sees thumbnail: Brother this happens to me after 1hour

    Black Templar BerserkBlack Templar BerserkTháng trước
  • The mods on the FB group are out of control. Kicking people for saying mentioning how they have emailed about bum brushes but just kind of think da vinci may have dropped the ball here. This attitude and approach is really bad for the brand. Thw issue is beyond some brushes at this point and the issue is that it seems there is a bit of a cover up with the way your admin are handling people voicing their opinion in a respectful manner.

    Zachary TackettZachary TackettTháng trước
    • Far from false. I was removed from the group yesterday. Literally the question by someone else: "Is anyone else bothered by the amount of conversations being shut down by the admins anytime someone me tions a bad batch?" Was met with the answer: "Maybe try customer service before bitching publicly" This is what the group has devolved too. The false statement is you claiming I was not removed. I think your admin team is lying to you, bud. Even completely irrelevant to the criticisms presented sometimes admin are just spam replying "you should have contacted the sales team" then locking comments. If you say something like "I emailed already. Here is what I think happened..." you get removed because they cant just aggressively interject with "email the sales team". I believe you will fix the mistakes made. But your team is handling this very poorly. You basically cant talk aboutthe brushes at all unless you spend 100% of that time fellating everyone involved. It comes off as though they are trying to hide something. Really a bad look.

      Zachary TackettZachary TackettTháng trước
    • Hi Zachary, this is quite a false statement. No one have been blocked from the group for months, no posts have been deleted - it's all still there. They did however lock some of the discussions after a few hours as they are not really bringing anything new and its generally the same 5 people over and over dog piling in the comment section for no good reason when they can reach out to our customer support and get replacements if its a factory error. We have shipped to 6500 backers at this point, well over 30 000 brushes and have received less than 30 requests to replace bad brushes. It's never fun to receive a bad product - we wouldn't be either - And we'll help those people get replacements.

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • Where do you get less expensive, but still decent synthetic brushes?

    Peter LyberthPeter LyberthTháng trước
  • Convince me to spend 5 to 10 times more on your brushes.......Never mind, I'll be off then.

    OptofixOptofixTháng trước
    • how ignorant, its not a video convince you why to buy them. There's about 1000 videos from 800 different creators that do that. This is so you don't ruin them.

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • There's a arts and crafts shop across the road from my house, and the brushes go for 3.50 USD for the small bristle brushes.

    2-EK2-EKTháng trước
  • Ok, this should be an instruction video when you purchase brushes... where were you a week ago when I started... on my 2nd nice brush already. HA

    LiqwdE Teryx 4LELiqwdE Teryx 4LETháng trước
  • I think this is one of the most comprehensive tip videos on brush care I've seen. There's one thing that you usually don't see which I picked up from monsieur Darren Latham - if I have picked your curiosity check it out, don't want to post spoilers ! Agree with most of the tips, though I think some things could be debated due to the additional time/effort they take - like switching a brush for a quick shade, but if doing more stuff like that, sure! There's one thing I'd debate - the basecoat - that totally depends on what type of basecoat you're doing and what end result you want to get. What I mean is the varying level of smoothness - and I did paint Imperial Fists marine with 4 layers of Yriel Yellow as basecoat... I'd rather that be super smooth!

    Jakub LizińczykJakub LizińczykTháng trước
  • Biltema penselrens. Biltema runde syntetiske pensler i pakker er veldig bra. Jeg har jobbet på kunstnerbutikk og de pakkene med runde pensler på biltema er best.

    Jan-Martin UlvågJan-Martin UlvågTháng trước
  • This is why havnt touched my artificer brushs yet, definitely good know to stay way from anything but base paint and layer, i use the citadel brushs (small layer and base) at under 8 bucks a piece i dont really care how i use them. But the more i get into this hobby the more i find there is no 1 brush for all things. And ive really come to respect having a shade brush vs layer brush vs dry brush. I started with super cheap bulk brushs then switched to the citadel line. Got use to useing each brush as intended. Now that ive gained that experience i feel like a can buy these expensive specialty brushs. And thats what they are, a specialty brush. Not a all in one brush.

    Kyle DregerKyle DregerTháng trước
  • My brother is both an semi successful artist and professor at a fairly prestigious art school when I asked him about it he suggested after cleaning the brush to use " Fels Naphtha " to reshape the point then wash it out next use. It's amazing and works great!

    josephskilesjosephskilesTháng trước
  • Any advice or on how to stop or what causes the tips to curl on a brush ? It's never the whole brush or belly that curves just the tip. I rinse and clean my brushes a fair bit, keep them flat after usage too.

    Thomas LinskeyThomas LinskeyTháng trước
  • Auto Detailer here, I personally spray my new detail & wheel brushes with turtle wax seal and shine, essentially coating the bristles in SiO2 properties making them not only last longer but allowing nothing like brake dust to dry and stick for an easy clean

    EpicEpicTháng trước
  • I learned a lot, thank you.

    Kyle LintonKyle LintonTháng trước
  • "Don't do anything to your brushes because it will damage them" Got it

    Dead Bones BrookDead Bones BrookTháng trước
    • Cant ruin em if you dont use em!

      Prime PaladinPrime Paladin21 ngày trước
    • And when you're done not painting with your brushes, wash them with fancy soap in an 80 degree angle.

      rhfrenegaderhfrenegadeTháng trước
  • That's really good advice, I was wondering why the nice brush (Not THAT nice, but nicer than my starter brushes) suddenly was getting messed up after applying some Tesseract Glow. Mystery solved... Glad I was correct to cut the offending hairs off, though.

    MixMatched234MixMatched234Tháng trước
  • Really glad you made this video. My wife bought me some posh brushes for Christmas and I’ve been too scared to use them 😀

    Adam DoughtyAdam DoughtyTháng trước
  • Don’t use for washes and base coating!?! 🤯

    Squish CognitoSquish CognitoTháng trước
  • Is it commendable common white soap to clean my brushes?

    Andres PestchankerAndres PestchankerTháng trước
  • Pratically the message is.....DON'T use these brushes for almost everything. For brushes' soap the trick is take some pieces of it and place in an old cap, so you've always a clean one

    Alessio De CarolisAlessio De CarolisTháng trước
  • Don't use the brush, got it

    WebuckWebuckTháng trước
  • So they are ok for basically painting with water, anything else ruins them :)

    Doug McJockDoug McJockTháng trước
  • Great video. I went and ordered the brush soap already. I never use the brush to get paint out of the bottles but I feel like I waste paint using the back of the brush to transfer paint to my wet palette when using the Citadel pots. I noticed you put them in dropper bottles. Do you just pour them as is into the dropper bottles?

    David DiazDavid DiazTháng trước
    • @Squidmar Miniatures Thanks. I'm definitely going to do that

      David DiazDavid DiazTháng trước
    • Yeah :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • I have those exact same drinking glasses.

    C LivelyC LivelyTháng trước
  • When I get paint dried in the ferrule, what works for me is an ultrasonic bath of 5 minutes. It saved my brushes many times. One bath per week for 3 month and all m'y brushes are still like the first day. May that help ;)

    Jimenez JuanJimenez JuanTháng trước
  • I finally did the dang thing and ordered a set. This video will be on repeat

    DaedricsoulslayerDaedricsoulslayerTháng trước
  • So basically you shouldn't use your expensive brushes. Gotcha

    GreasyGreasyTháng trước
  • so dont use the brushes is the main thing i took away from this .... great ^^

    David H.David H.Tháng trước
  • Thank you

    Thomas ChaseThomas ChaseTháng trước
  • Painting. Do not use your paint brushes for painting. Got it. you do not actually want paint on your paintbrush it turns out!

    Qrazy QuarianQrazy QuarianTháng trước
  • Also... always use a toothpick or spatula to pick up paint from pots. You should never dip any brush.

    YnffyYnffyTháng trước
  • My experience is that Kolinsky brushes are more forgiving and can take a beating better than a synthetic. I don't use them for metallics, oil colours, drybrushing and varnishes or other add ons. Other than that it's go!

    YnffyYnffyTháng trước
  • Sable hair has a natural taper to it making them the best natural hair brushes over horse or squirrel hair

    Robert GrayRobert GrayTháng trước
  • My ability to do everything wrong actually impresses me

    Nf95Nf95Tháng trước
  • I don't count on this one!

    LosLegosLosLegosTháng trước
  • so dont use paint dont get any paint higher then half of the brush dont use ur brush as a hammer clean it like every 3 seconds done

    Gadriel Van OrionGadriel Van OrionTháng trước
  • if he ever saw the state my brushes are in, he would have a heart attack.

    Petro PsillosPetro PsillosTháng trước
  • Words to live by, I use my airbrush and reasonably good synthetics for 75% of my painting, switch to kolinski for fine details and texturing strokes. Paint flows just as well off a synthetic with a good belly and tip, when I need an even better tip it's time for the best sable I can afford that I baby and pamper more than my dog. Synthetics are so cheap by comparison I just keep a fistful to hand and treat them like my wife treats her knickers, 3 categories, 1/ new and perfect, 2/ still good for blocking in, washing, glazing and everyday use, 3/ugly old friends for mixing for the airbrush, dry brushing (though mostly I use makeup brushes for that now) and lastly the pot of shame for texture paints, basing and terrain. Fortunately my wife has no fourth grade, she cuts the elastic waistband off to secure the top of binbags over the kitchen bin - strangely decorative - and bins the remains

    Allwyn CorvusAllwyn CorvusTháng trước
  • What brushes do you recommend "for the dirty work"

    Tobias MeiserTobias MeiserTháng trước
    • Any cheap hobby brush

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • I have 1 wns7 brush I've used for well over 3 years, still my best brush and I use metallics, washes and have 0 issues. It's all about the cleaning process, not so much the avoiding useage.

    Holtb80GamesHoltb80GamesTháng trước
  • 😂😂😂 Pay 30x as much and rules 1-4 are, don't use half of your paint options.

    Tree Climbing RaiderTree Climbing RaiderTháng trước
  • Hey man, what about delicate work with metal paints? Do you use the kolinski fine ones with it or not? Is it better to try finding cheaper but still fine enough brushes?

    Leandro BertarelliLeandro BertarelliTháng trước
  • I rec'd my Squidmar brushes yesterday and after watching this, I'll never use them.

    Tom ReaTom ReaTháng trước
    • Lol why? Use them like any kolinski brushes. For acrylics, every day use.

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • 10 reasons to not use Kolinski brushes.

    EkterEkterTháng trước
  • I am very torn apart as I really want to step up my painting game but I don't want to buy brushes with natural hair. I know with proper care natural brushes will last very long, so I don't need to buy many of them. But still, I can't imagine having a brush with the hair of an animal that might have suffered a lot on a fur farm.

    RedsandRedsandTháng trước
  • Ach, ihr seid Deutsche 😅

    Edmond DantesEdmond DantesTháng trước
  • Just started painting my first army in 20 years and I've done all the don'ts as my 2 first brushes can attest. Oh well, I'll keep the ruined brushes for the basing, metallic paints, washing and dry-brushing (90% of my painting) and get some nice brushes for the fine work. :)

    Harry SkinnerHarry SkinnerTháng trước
  • 'The ballerina of paint brushes.' Great copy-writing! 😍

    Bart De VuystBart De VuystTháng trước
  • As an artist cheep watercolour brushes are your best friend, they are some what soft and they can stand a beating. And they are cheap so if they broke just buy new ones.

    LizIsMisLizIsMisTháng trước
  • Ok but what if I'm a lazy snob and just buy new fancy brushes when I inevitably ruin them....?

    Mizri1Mizri1Tháng trước
    • It's OK, you are forgiven 😁

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • Just ordered them there :) bought artis opus brushes a while back and really like them, I'm glad there is another option out there now cause realistically there was only 2 for me, I'm excited, cant wait :)

    james quinnjames quinnTháng trước
  • What I'm getting is that it's basically like fabric scissors... Use them once on paper and they're ruined

    OrynaeOrynaeTháng trước
    • @Squidmar Miniatures well, yes, I've been using my pair of fabric scissors for years *on fabrics*, but if I ever use them on paper, they'll be out of commission, I'll have to like... sharpen them or something

      OrynaeOrynaeTháng trước
    • Not really, they can last you a year for every day use if you use them with acrylics or water colors and don't use them for the dirty work :)

      Squidmar MiniaturesSquidmar MiniaturesTháng trước
  • Or even better, leave the 'sable' hairs on the animals, and use synthetic brushes. Sable brushes (which usually aren't even sable hairs, but from minks, ferrets or weasels) are often a by product of the fur industry, and made in China where animal rights laws are non-existant or ignored. Would you wear a fur coat? No? Then don't use a paint brush made from animal hairs. Just google: peta kolinsky sable animal welfare

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  • As a necron player: Fuck

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  • If all else fails and you're thinking of throwing your brush away, hit it with some cheap acetone-based nail polish remover. Acetone breaks down acrylic extremely well but doesn't break down the proteins in hair. It does remove oil however, so you'll need to use a brush soap afterwards to recondition the bristles to working standards.

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  • It's also how you store them, check Etsy for a brush stand made by ArticleStudio. Keeps the brushes inverted and individually separated.

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