The Ultimate FAQ Guide to Artist Brushes
1.What is the difference between synthetic hair and animal hair artist brushes?
Synthetic hair brush also called nylon brush, suitable for almost all-media painting.
They are perfect for beginners and hobbiest.
Artist paint brush manufactures often use good quality animal hair to make fine art brushes for watercolor painting, most of them are fr professional artist, especially sable brush, squirrel hair bushes etc.. Hog Bristle is perfect for oil painting.
2.What is the the difference between brushes with normal hog bristle and chungking hog bristle?
Normal hog bristle brushes are different from Chungking bristle brushes from hair quality and craft technique.
Artist brush manufacturers usually choose best hog bristle from the most famous city producing hog bristles. Chungking hog bristle is the most perfect brush for oil painting. Thus the hair is from the best hair suppliers and the technique is also much more complex than normal quality.
When you order hog bristle brushes from art brush factory, you need to notice that Chungking hog bristle brush and normal hog brislr brush are 2 different products.
You can visit ArtConmigo About page to see more details of crafting process
3.What are the choices for brush head shapes?
Nylon brush manufacturers often had the most shapes for brushes. Like round brushes, pointed round, flat, filbert, angle, fan art brushes and mop, oval etc..
4.What is the benefit of water-based paint coating on brush handles?
Water-based paint can lower the harm of paint in maximum, some custom made brushes have custom paint to make it look better.
For brush manufacturing company, water based paint price a little bit higher and the daily volume will be much fewer than normal paint.
Now wood handle with only clear varnish or bamboo handle with clear varnish is becoming more and more popular in children paint brushes
5.How to Choose synthetic hair thickness?
Most nylon brush manufacturers recommend 0.07mm thickness synthetic hair, because this thickness suitable for almost all media acrylic painting, watercolor, oil painting.
6.How to choose a perfect brush for watercolor painting?
Many people think best paint brush for watercolor will be sable art brush or squirrel paint brush for professional artist.
High quality animal hair mixed with small part of nylon hair is more suitable for beginners because they will be perfectly combined by paint brush manufacturer, easier for stroke control with good water absorption.
7.How to avoid brushes fall out hair?
Each time you apply makeup, you feel annoyed about the bristles falling out of the artist paint brush, right? Why does this happen? There’s no particular reason for bristles shedding; in handmade brushes, the bristles are manually bundled and not be bundled tightly enough. Sometimes, it’s just a bad quality of the strands.
But, the way you clean and dry your makeup brushes matters the most. A good care will prevent them from shedding, and this is how it lasts long.
Steps to Cleaning Makeup Brushes
Most artist brush manufacturers recommended the following method for cleaning brushes appropriately.
Step 1 – Clean
Make a habit of cleaning your brushes – with soapy water or paint thinner – after using them. If the paint dries on your brush, the bristles will become hard and stick together. After a while, they slowly will start to loosen from the lining of your brush.
Just remember: Synthetic brushes are easier to wash than natural hair brushes, and you can use any soap to clean them – unlike natural hair brushes.
Step 2 – Drying
Once washed, make sure to dry out your paint brush correctly. This drying process will stop the bristles from falling out. You can leave them in a flat upright position to dry completely.
8.How to know actual size of brush according to ferrule dia?
Brush suppliers often use ferrule size to order brush handle size. Ferrule has 3 sizes, small size side is hair out, bigger dia connects brush handles and brush ferrules length.
9.How to choose a reliable artist brush manufacturer?
Most reliable brush suppliers locate in yanghzou China, where produce most high quality brushes with moderate cost.
A good art brush manufacturer like us COMIGO BRUSH can provide very high effective communication on what you need. Also can provide various suggestions on package choices.
10.How to custom artist brushes?
When brush wholesaler order bulk brush from a custom paint brush manufacturer, more effective way is to check brush size especially ferrule size, which can reflect hair out dia and handles dia.
After confirming the sizes, brush head shape, hair color,handle color and ferrule material&shape are also important to check. Brush set package is still a good point to focus on to attract customer’s eye.
Custom made brush roll, brush case, bamboo roll, brush case etc.. can be choosed and improved for better choice of brush set package for perfect custom brush set.
11.Why bamboo handle brushes becoming popular?
Bamboo handle brush is becoming more popular for its clear and natural essence. Very beautiful essence so already very goo looking even though no other color paints.
12.Why brush hair have so many kinds?
For art brush manufacturers, they are experienced in knowing that different hair has different benefit in different media painting.
For example, sable hair artist brush are perfect for watercolor, nylon hair are perfect for acrylic painting. But can nylon hair art brush be used in watercolor? The answer is yes.
Soft nylon hair also can be used in watercolor painting and it have its own benefit that it is more suitable for beginners to practice and easier to control strokes. Sometimes, brand manufactures will need their brush supplier to make mixed nylon hair and animal hair brush to help end-customers lower budget and enjoy the happiness brought from more stable stroke and not so expensive price.
Good quality animal hair like sable, squirrel cost is so high but they are quite good in spongy and water absorption.
Beginners will have a little bit problem on controlling the stroke also because their hair is so soft that need more practice.
Mixed hair art brush can perfectly solve this problem but also need a very professional and communicative artist brush manufacture to do this job. So many kinds of brush hair is a good thing for customers to choose the best according to the budget.
13.Why brush ferrule size very hard to cutom from chinese brush factory?
Chinese artist brush manufacturers already have so many sizes ferrule in materials of aluminum, brass and different colors.
You can find almost every size you need in brush factories. But if you didn’t find your preferred ferrule size, you can also custom it.
14.Why synthetic hair art brush has bigger market than other hair brush?
Synthetic hair brush is very suitable for practice and almost suitable for almost every media painting like watercolor, acrylic and oil painting etc..
15.Why different brush factory has different size brush while the number printed on handle is same?
Every factory has their size chart. To confirm if the brush number is what you preferred, the best way is to ask artist paint brush manufacturer send samples to you for check before you place the order.
And checking ferrule size, brush handle dia and length, hair out length is a faster way to confirm if the number is what you want. For example, you need #2,#6,#10 brush set.
Price from art brush factory A varies so big from brush factory B. Then most possibility is that they have different size chart on #2,6,10.
Safe way is quote by sizes especially ferrule size because ferrule size small dia comes out the hair while bigger size connects brush handles.
16.What is the difference on pbt nylon hair and pet nylon hair?
Normally nylon hair for art painting is all PBT nylon hair. Some wall paint brush may use PET hair according to customer’s needs.
PBT has better quality so suitable for art painting, PET has lower cost so wall paint brush supplier use them often accordingly.
17.Can I order cosmetic brushes from artist brush supplier?
Yes, artist brush factory also produce cosmetic brushes with little different technique, no matter animal hair or soft nylon hair, painted handles etc..
Brush manufacturers have strength on producing cosmetic brush too.
18.Where I can custom artist brushes with my own logo?
Artist paint brush like ArtConmigo can provide this service with MOQ 1200pcs per size.
Normally can be discussed according to how many sizes in one brush set, ArtConmigo support starters begin their dream by lower MOQ
19.Is selling artist brush set a good business as Amazon Starter?
Artist brush set has smaller volume and smaller weight compared with similar value goods. It depends on what kind of product line you choose as Amazon beginner.
20.Why chinese art brush becoming more and more popular for watercolor painting?
Chinese brush making process is more complicated than artist brushes. And Chinese brush is used to writing in earliest time so keep brush wet is very important even though using lower cost animal hair like goat hair, pony hair etc..
To make writing process better for control, Chinese brush maker need to think about best animal hair ratio and nylon hair ratio. The intend of making a Chinese brush is so similar to watercolor brush: absorbing water, soft, easier for controlling.
Nowadays Chinese brushes for watercolor is more and more popular, they can absorb more water than nylon brush and has better handling feeling than pure animal hair brushes.
Every Chinese Brush must be made from an experienced worker who need at least 5 years experience, when you look into every layer of chinese brushes, you will find some are all mixed hair, some are one layer animal hair one layer nylon hair，complicated technique let chinese brush labor cost higher while animal hair cost lower and bring good match for watercolor painting lovers.
21.How to get vedio watching from artist brush manufacturer?
ArtConmigo Provides art brush producing process to help customers know more about materials, techniques etc..
22.How long a customed brush set need?
Normally OEM order need about 40-60days, raw materials like brush ferrules, handles, hair etc.. need custom according to customer’s needs which will take at least 20 days.
So MOQ is needed because too less quantity will increase much cost and production time is similar to bigger quantity.
23.How to find animal-friendly brush without less painting effect?
Animal hair brushes are often used in cosmetic brush and watercolor brushes. Cosmetic Brushes need very soft hair and have very strong ability for powder absorption.
Some animal hair like high quality goat hair, squirrel hair can have both benefits that is why animal hair cosmetic brush have very good quality and cost is very high.
Now man-made synthetic hair can also have similar softness and very impressive powder getting ability, so soft synthetic hair brushes is a good choice too with lower cost.
For Watercolor brushes, animal hair art brush made by sable, squirrel are first choices for very professional people, but many customers are chasing same quality animal hair free brushes, then artist brush suppliers recommend also man-made synthetic hair artist brushes, their softness similar to man-made cosmetic synthetic hair brush, very soft and can absorb water well.
Some People can also choose brushes mixed with animal hair and synthetic hair, in this way, animal hair not so much and with perfect match with nylon hair, the brush can have perfect stroke for both watercolor beginners and experts.
24.What is fastest speed to have art brush set with my own logo?
Raw materials for brushes need about 20-30days, but brush factories also have most often used materials in all year like aluminum ferrules, clear varnished wood handles, often-made hair colors etc..
You can ask art brush supplier show their most often made brushes or their recommend materials (if your quantity is not big but you need make brushes in fastest speed).
Normally if you choose wood handle or bamboo handle with clear varnish, that will be much faster than painted handles.
25.Can I become a brush distributer?
Yes, ArtConmigo welcome overseas brush factory, art materials importers, wholesaler, distributers etc.. You can distribute our brand goods as well
26.How to wash brushes and keep them?
You can use a rag or napkin to clean the paint on the brush,
Because these two methods are more absorbent, there is less residual paint on the brush, less friction, and less damage to the brush;
After drawing, we can wash the pen with warm water and use a little detergent or soap. Rub the bristles in the palm of your hand in one direction until the paint is completely washed;
Try to keep it dry after washing;
the fourth step:
After drying, we’d better use linen cloth, which is a kind of canvas we usually use for painting.
Wrap these brushes and tie rubber bands on both ends.
Why should it be wrapped in cloth?
It’s because there is some oil left after brushing,
It is easily damaged by wind.
Although it seems troublesome, it can be done quickly.
Do you now know how to protect your brushes?
A good paintbrush is very important to an artist, no matter what brand or price.
I hope every artist can keep his favorite brushes for as long as possible!