Brushes

Brushes

No matter which medium you use to paint in, Spotlight has the paint brush for you! In our selection of artists supplies, we offer a huge range of different page brushes, suitable for all types of paint and for most surfaces.

Little hands will enjoy using the foam brushes or the chubby paint brushes, while serious artists will appreciate the great value brush sets suitable for oil, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media applications. You can even buy a brush tube with a selection of paint brush styles in one handy pack.

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  • Semco Large Brushes

    Semco Large Brushes

    These flat paint brushes with synthetic bristles are the perfect choice for all mediums and techniques.

    Reg: $4.99


  • Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 218 Gold Taklon Brushes

    Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 218 Gold Taklon Brushes

    Brush care: Oils - Clean brush with odourless brush cleaner and removing as much colour as possible. Wash thoroughly in soap and water and reshape with fingers. Acrylics and Watercolours - Wash thoroughly in soap and water removing as much colour as possible and reshape with fingers.

    Reg: $7.00


  • Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 217 Gold Taklon Brushes

    Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 217 Gold Taklon Brushes

    Brush care: Oils - Clean brush with odourless brush cleaner and removing as much colour as possible. Wash thoroughly in soap and water and reshape with fingers. Acrylics and Watercolours - Wash thoroughly in soap and water removing as much colour as possible and reshape with fingers.

    Reg: $7.00


  • Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 227 Bristle Brushes

    Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 227 Bristle Brushes

    Brush care: Oils - Clean brush with odourless brush cleaner and removing as much colour as possible. Wash thoroughly in soap and water and reshape with fingers. Acrylics and Watercolours - Wash thoroughly in soap and water removing as much colour as possible and reshape with fingers.

    Reg: $7.00



  •   Crayola Classic Paint Brush Pens

    Crayola Classic Paint Brush Pens

    Crayola Class Paint Brush Pens provide a continual flow of paint, no squeezing required. Paint is inside the brush.

    Was: $9.99

    Now: $7.49


  • Semco Nylon Brushes

    Semco Nylon Brushes

    Semco Nylon Brushes are favour for most painters and artists. Nylon brushes are suitable for oils, acrylics, and watercolours. These nylon brushes are ideal for the beginning crafter painters and beginning fine artists. Soft and flexible, and great for school use or for painting at home to create an...

    Reg: $4.99


  • Francheville Brush Foam

    Francheville Brush Foam

    Francheville Brush Foam for the finest art. With proper care, your art brushes will last longer.

    Reg: $6.99


  • Francheville Brush Tube

    Francheville Brush Tube

    Francheville Brush Tube has quality artist brushes in every size and shape for different applications.

    Reg: $34.99



  • Francheville Artist Brush & Palette

    Francheville Artist Brush & Palette

    Francheville Artist Brush & Palette has quality artist brushes and palette in every size and shape for different applications.

    Reg: $16.99


  • Micador Craft Brushes

    Micador Craft Brushes

    A handy combination of five brushes suitable for ceramic, watercolour and general craft purposes.

    Reg: $10.00


  • Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 228 Bristle Brushes

    Royal & Langnickel Crafter's Choice RCC 228 Bristle Brushes

    Brush care: Oils - Clean brush with odourless brush cleaner, removing as much colour as possible. Wash thoroughly in soap and water and reshape with fingers. Acrylics and Watercolours - Wash thoroughly in soap and water removing as much colour as possible and reshape with fingers.

    Reg: $7.00


  • Royal & Langnickel Big Kids' Choice Lil' Grippers Bk672 Brush Pack

    Royal & Langnickel Big Kids' Choice Lil' Grippers Bk672 Brush Pack

    Royal and Langnickel big kid's choice brushes are engineered for use by the young artist. Larger diameter handles with soft rubber grip are easily and more comfortably to held by small hands. The handles are made of acrylic material and are colour coded to denote brush head shape and the durable mul...

    Reg: $7.00


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Find the Best Paintbrushes for the Sharpest Price at Spotlight!

Spotlight offers the finest art supplies for budding artists; this includes a selection of branded paintbrushes. Below, we have provided a guide on how to buy your paintbrushes, so you get the most out of your hard-earned cash. Read on to find out which paintbrushes fit you!

How Does the Hair Type of the Brush Affect My Art?

One of the things you must consider when buying your paintbrushes is the material the paintbrush is made of. Naturally, the most important aspect of those materials is the paintbrush hair.

Artists usually choose from two different types of brushes, more specifically the bristle brush and the sable brush. These brushes are available in different shapes and sizes, but they can also be made with different types of hair; this includes animal hair and synthetic fibre.

When Should I Choose Bristle Paintbrushes for My Art?

Bristle paintbrushes are brushes that are a little thicker and stronger. They are usually made with rough hairs, which are commonly obtained from wild hogs. However, there are bristle paintbrushes with synthetic hairs as well.

Artists use bristle paintbrushes when they need to cover larger areas, since bristle paintbrushes can hold a lot of paint. The texture of the bristle paintbrush is also unique, since it adds a rough look and more elevation to the canvas. So, if you are missing that special quality on your painting, you might benefit from using the bristle paintbrush.

When Should I Choose Sable Brushes for My Art?

Compared to bristle paintbrushes, sable brushes are made from finer and softer hair. Manufacturers commonly use soft animal hair, obtained from animals such as the mongoose or mink. However, soft synthetic fibres are also possible, and are usually more affordable for artists too.

Considering sable brushes are made from softer materials, they will have a different effect on canvas than bristle brushes. Sable brushes tend to leave clean marks with hidden paint strokes. Therefore, these brushes are perfect for artists who want more realism in their artwork.

What Are the Different Brush Shapes?

There are three brush shapes commonly used by artists. Some variants are available, but nowhere near as popular as these three: flat, filbert, and round. All these brush shapes are available in sable and bristle hair. Each artist tends to have their own personal preference when it comes to brush shapes. So, if you are just starting out, it is a good idea to experiment with each brush to determine the one that suits you best.

Flat Brushes

The flat brush is a common choice amongst artists. It is characterised by a rectangular shape, so it also makes square marks on canvas. Because of these marks, flat brushes are a good choice for figure or portrait painting.

Filbert Brushes

Artists could also choose a filbert brush, which is a combination of the flat and round brush. The unique shape of the brush ensures artists can create various marks, but also makes it the perfect choice for blending edges on a canvas.

Round Brushes

Your final choice is the round brush, enabling the artist to go from thick to thin. The shape of this type of brush resembles a pencil, so it is possible to use this brush for hatching and drawing marks.

Where Can I Find More Art Supplies at Spotlight?

Spotlight offers more art supplies than brushes alone! To discover our art supplies, simply head over to the crafts & hobbies section. Not only will you discover premium art supplies, you will also discover our sharp prices!

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