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Old 08-20-2019, 05:36 PM
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Alternative to Yarnell bristle brushes

What is a good alternative to the hog bristle brushes that Jerry Yarnell sells? They seem very similar to the Grumbacher academy brushes I see onl8ne but are much more expensive.

Good Hog Bristle Brushes?
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Old 08-20-2019, 11:44 PM
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Re: Alternative to Yarnell bristle brushes

I really like Creative Mark's Mimik Hog brushes. I'm not crazy about real hog bristle for acrylics, but these behave like them yet are easy to clean:

For detail work or sharp edges I use Princeton 6300 series, Silver's Bristlon (I love their daggers) and Pro Stroke Powercryl.

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:48 AM
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Re: Alternative to Yarnell bristle brushes

I'm with Jan on this:
Natural hog brushes do soak up water which is why many folks don't recommend them for acrylics and water mixable oils. Adding water while painting will bloat the brushes and make them a bit harder to handle.
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