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What’s The Difference & Which Type Should I Purchase?
When it comes to arts and crafts supplies or art making materials, there are always a number of different options when it comes to surface – like paper or canvas, paint – like acrylic, oil, or watercolor, or brushes – like synthetic or natural bristle brushes. If you’re new to the process of art making, or are simply looking for some cheap and affordable supplies for a little bit of home crafting, how can you be sure which materials are suitable for your project? Here at Hayroo, we’re here to help!
Let’s talk a bit more about the differences between synthetic brushes and natural bristle brushes to help you make the choice!
Synthetic brushes are typically made from materials like nylon, polyester, or sometimes even a combination of both. Most often, artists, painters, and creatives use synthetic brushes when applying acrylic or latex-based paint, because the synthetic materials used to form the brush are stronger more durable, and are better suited to handle the weight of heavier paints.
However, it is important to note that some brands of synthetic brushes claim that they can paint both latex and oil-based paints, but always read the label to be sure!
Traditionally, natural bristle brushes have been a staple of the art world for as far back as painting has been around! Why? Because painters used to typically work with oil-based paints. In addition, natural bristle brushes were simple to make pre-industrialization, and can be made from nearly any type of animal hair, including pigs, hogs, and badgers.
Natural bristle brushes are soft, smooth, and silky and work especially well with the smoother oil-based paints. The bristles hold up well against these types of paints and can spread even and clean strokes all across a canvas.