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Wayne Gaudon
09-20-2006, 11:12 AM
Anyone know of a good 3 or 4 inch brush that is strong enough to push acrylic paint but not thick like a house brush as that would eat more paint than it would push. I'm not interested in using my knife. I find my 1 inch lacking in vitality when I tackle a 30 x 40 inch painting.

09-20-2006, 11:25 AM
Hi Wayne,
Have a look at the Bob Ross 2" brush it is meant for oil paint but might suit your purpose.
Regards Ken..

09-20-2006, 01:24 PM
Wayne-- DickBlick.com has "Megabrushes". Or, get a sign-painter's brush. --Merritt

09-20-2006, 02:10 PM
Or maybe a varnishing brush? They are thinner bristle-ways and I use a couple for large paintings (including a 6" one). I know just what you mean about housepaint brushes, too thick so they take up way too much paint. :)


Wayne Gaudon
09-20-2006, 02:26 PM
thank you all very much ..

09-20-2006, 02:50 PM
You could probably trim a Hake or even a house paint brush down, so it eats less paint?

09-20-2006, 11:03 PM
Most hardware stores in this area sell a wooden-handled, bristle brush that is only 1/4 to 3/8" thick. They are available from 3/4" to at least 2", if not more. I use them for gessoing canvas, sky work, blending, even for distant hills or trees. They're only a buck or so, depending on size.

If they lose their shape, I reshape them by cleaning well and clamping them between two small pieces of wood, and letting them dry. You can also use hair conditioner on them to help hold their shape.