Paint Brush Sets

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Paint With Confidence Using A Paint Brush Set From Spotlight

You can master any painting technique with a brush from one of the many paint brush sets at Spotlight! Our paint brush sets have something for every artist - from mixed media flat brushes that can handle just about anything to specialised synthetic watercolour paint brush sets, you're sure to find the perfect set for your next project in our collection.


What kinds of paint brush sets can I find at Spotlight?

Our paint brush sets include:

  • Bristle brushes for oil paint: Thick and bristly, these hog hair brushes can hold a large amount of oil paint and keep it loaded as you work. They will leave marks in oil paint as you work, making them great for making textured art and depicting things like grass, hair and trees.
  • Synthetic brushes for watercolour paint: These smooth, bouncy watercolour paint brushes are made from synthetic nylon and are designed to hold water without spreading it all over your page.
  • Water brushes for watercolour designs: Also known as aquarelle brushes or water pens, you can fill these brushes with water and use them over watercolour paint or pencil for extra effects or to blend colours together.
  • Stencil brushes: These wide, soft brushes are designed to fill a stencil with colour quickly!
  • Foam brushes: Foam brushes are great for dabbing colour onto a page and will give your paintings an interesting, textured look.

All of our paint brush sets are designed by reputable brands such as Reeves and Semco. Check out our painting supplies category for paints, canvases and other bits and bobs you'll need to get painting!


Paint brush set FAQs

Synthetic vs natural paint brush

Synthetic paint brushes have bristles made from nylon or taklon, which are very smooth, springy and come in a range of colours. They can be designed to have barbs in the bristles to help hold paint, and rarely leave marks in your paint. Natural bristle brushes are made from animal hairs and hold paint very well, plus more expensive brushes will keep their shape for years if cared for. Some will leave bristle marks in your paint, depending on the type of hair used.


How to clean an acrylic paint brush

Because the paint is water-based, acrylic paint brush sets with leftover acrylic paint on them can usually be washed easily in warm water. Add a little dish soap if needed and gently work the bristles with your hands to remove paint. Do not squish the bristles or scrub them with too much force, as you may ruin the shape of the brush.


What are sponge brushes used for?

Sponge brushes have a unique sponge head that can come in a range of shapes, and they can be used to make interesting marks on your paper or canvas. The texture of a sponge brush is perfect for creating speckled and swirling marks, while the edges can be used to create thicker lines if needed.


What Else Can I Find At Spotlight?

We have a great range of paint brushes for you to discover at Spotlight, including:

  • Flat paint brushes: Used to lay down even layers of colour, flat paint brushes are a staple in any artist's toolkit and come in a range of sizes. Large flat brushes can be used to add lots of colour fast, while smaller ones can be used for more refined linework and colouring.
  • Round paint brushes: This versatile paintbrush can be used for creating delicate lines and for adding blocks of colour. Keep the shape of this brush by always cleaning it after use and never leaving it tip down in water.
  • Painting sponges and rollers: These unusual brushes and rollers are great for putting down large layers of colour quickly, and are easy to use and even easier to clean!

Check out the full range of art supplies online for any other paints and accessories you need.


Find the right paint brush sets at Spotlight

Decided on what paint brush set you'll get? Shop for more art and craft supplies online, safely pay and we'll deliver your professional paint brush set straight to your front door. Alternatively, visit your nearest Spotlight store and our friendly team will help you find the best art paint brush set for your needs.

For more information on the best art and craft supplies to purchase, check out our buying guides on paint brushes, paints and mediums and paper and card. And for some fun ideas and inspiration, read our blogs on paintbrush types, how to paint shadows and acrylic painting techniques.

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