I’m not a painter, or at least, not very often. Painting is expensive, time consuming, and space requiring. But nowadays there are budget products that are easing the “pain” a little bit. Bopping in to your local superstore and buying a set of brushes with a canvas or two for less than $20 is incredible. And “The Fine Touch” is one of the more visible brands (in my area at least) selling inexpensive painting supplies, like a set of three 1-inch increment synthetic brushes. Do they really work though?
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- Painting is expensive, time consuming, and space requiring. But nowadays there are budget products that are easing the “pain” a little bit. Bopping in to your local superstore and buying a set of brushes with a canvas or two for less than $20 is incredible. And “The Fine Touch” is one of the more visible brands (in my area at least) selling inexpensive painting supplies, like a set of three 1-inch increment synthetic.
- Elli's Love is the perfect brush for fine detail painting and miniatures. Each brush features a short handle and its own protective plastic snap cap. These brushes are ideal for close up work and can be used with any type of paint medium depending on your choice of hair; sable or taklon.
Despite the common wisdom for years being that natural hair brushes are superior to synthetic nylon ones, they have made some improvement in quality over that time. I don’t know if the best synthetic brushes are better than the best natural ones, nor would I claim that these are better than any other brush, but I personally prefer the little extra “bounce” the nylon provides, and they’ve worked quite well for me over several painting projects.
Fine Point Paint Brushes
Article Number: Fiber: Brand: The Fine Touch. Style/Color: SKU: 327254. Paint Brushes provide a wide range of sizes and shapes for medium and fine detail painting. Featuring an assortment of natural bristles, these brushes are perfect for beginning artists or crafters who need durable, inexpensive brushes for applying watercolor, dyes, leafing, and more. The Fine Touch Blank Canvas Set - 12' x 12' 5 stars (2) price $4.99 Quick view Sale Black Nylon All Purpose Paint Brushes - 3 Piece Set 2 1 stars 5 (2) was: $9.99 now: $4.99 Quick view Sale Jumbo Flat Paint Brushes - 3 Piece Set 4 2 stars 5 (4) was: $12.99 now: $6.49 Quick view.
The basic structure is the same as virtually all paint brushes: a wooden handle with information printed on it (varnished in this case) shaped like a paddle with a ferrule on one end that holds in a set of bristles. Conveniently, these also have a hanging hole at the end for easy storage. Everything about them is cheap; the wood is lighter than the bristles, with brush strokes in its finish and burs on the drill holes; the ferrules are a flimsily metal (which will likely rust) that has either cracked or slightly splintered each handle in the fastening process, and the bristles have a bad habit of falling out during the first few uses.
Fine Touch Paint Brushes
So obviously they aren’t “forever” brushes, but for what they are (cheap superstore brushes) they are entirely adequate to paint with. If you only have a couple projects, just want to get some paint down, or feel the need to ease into things you might not know you want to do “forever”, then they will work just fine for that. You won’t become a master using these, and you might get frustrated with the bristles in your paintings, but they work, and for just getting started, that’s enough.