I am needing to get new paint brushes. I paint with acrylics, but was wondering if anyone can recommend a good set to get? Synthetic preferably :) Thanks in advance..

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Hi Andrea.  Try posting on the Art Supplies group.

Hi Andrea....I know that you could spend a ton of money on brushes (I know I could).  I am no expert on brushes but I was advised by my art instructor to purchase brushes that were middle of the road in price and that's what I did.  I even went as far as staying on the cheaper side of that road :).  I used to buy the brushes in packs (good way to go at first) but now I buy one at a time at my local craft store.  If you take good care of your brushes, they can last a while.  Also,  I did buy a set that came in a roll up case (light beige) and I seem to use those a lot.  I am running on and on...I guess what I'm saying is don't go super cheap (a variety pack for 3.99) and don't go broke (80.00for a small round) on brushes.   Wow...I hope that helps!

Oh that does help, and thank you so much for your advise! :) I didn't want to go super cheap or high end either, so in the middle it is! :P Just wasn't sure on what brands to use.

Erin Bailey said:

Hi Andrea....I know that you could spend a ton of money on brushes (I know I could).  I am no expert on brushes but I was advised by my art instructor to purchase brushes that were middle of the road in price and that's what I did.  I even went as far as staying on the cheaper side of that road :).  I used to buy the brushes in packs (good way to go at first) but now I buy one at a time at my local craft store.  If you take good care of your brushes, they can last a while.  Also,  I did buy a set that came in a roll up case (light beige) and I seem to use those a lot.  I am running on and on...I guess what I'm saying is don't go super cheap (a variety pack for 3.99) and don't go broke (80.00for a small round) on brushes.   Wow...I hope that helps!

I will try that also, thank you :)

Judy Schaffer Firneno said:

Hi Andrea.  Try posting on the Art Supplies group.

synthetic brushes are the way to go with acrylic. natural hair brushes soak up water and get out of shape after a while. they will dry back to normal though. acrylic paint is hard on brushes so don't spend a ton of money on them.

after that, it depends on how you paint with acrylics. soft brushes for watercolor type effects, but you might like a springier brush for impasto type painting. i just keep adding a few i think i might like as i see them on sale... and soon you'll have too many lol! :o)

Thank you lol,

Michael Beckett said:

synthetic brushes are the way to go with acrylic. natural hair brushes soak up water and get out of shape after a while. they will dry back to normal though. acrylic paint is hard on brushes so don't spend a ton of money on them.

after that, it depends on how you paint with acrylics. soft brushes for watercolor type effects, but you might like a springier brush for impasto type painting. i just keep adding a few i think i might like as i see them on sale... and soon you'll have too many lol! :o)

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