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Old 09-20-2006, 10:12 AM
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Big Brush

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.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:25 AM
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Re: Big Brush

Hi Wayne,
Have a look at the Bob Ross 2" brush it is meant for oil paint but might suit your purpose.
Regards Ken..
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:24 PM
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Re: Big Brush

Wayne-- DickBlick.com has "Megabrushes". Or, get a sign-painter's brush. --Merritt
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:10 PM
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Re: Big Brush

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.

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Old 09-20-2006, 01:26 PM
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thank you all very much ..
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:50 PM
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Re: Big Brush

You could probably trim a Hake or even a house paint brush down, so it eats less paint?
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:03 PM
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Re: Big Brush

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.

John

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