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    brushes: the cheaper the better?

    Noticed today while painting oil, that I mostly use the cheap ones. The expensive ones are always transparent (Not so some of the cheap) and they don't blend right. The cheap ones have a greater range of size and opacity.
    Is it me "painting wrong" or has someone noticed the same?
    Just wondering...


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    You get what you pay for.

    But the one thing now is that you're experimenting. I say keep trying all sorts of brands and other art supplies. Nothing wrong with taking a chance but if a medium works well for you, then stick with it.

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    Order some Langnickel 5590s (long handle flats) They arent too expensive and are awesome brushes!

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    Like so many things in Life, it all depends...
    How you apply and move the paint around your surface will give you a personal preference for bristle type and arrangement.

    I started painting with used supplies, was too poor to buy many new brushes, so would buy cheapies, with an occasional "fancy" new one (my first fan brush was SO abused!), and had a couple "stubby stumps" of nothing but broken bristles that I still use for landscape scrubbing...A friend has to make one fingerstroke on every one of his paintings as his "authorization" that it is a genuine one of his works. You can't tell it from a brushstroke.

    What works for you works for you, and will in all likelihood be as unique as you are. Technique, medium (including how thick/thin your oils are), and style guarantee that there is no real "answer" to your question, just a multitude of different POV's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storyboard Dave
    You get what you pay for.
    I paid for a blow job and got a kick in the balls.....


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    Oo I find that cheap brushes can be pretty stiff, and the bristles fall out when you're painting and make annoying lines in the paint

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    I like stiff brushes. I think that like everything...you don't always get what you pay for.There can be 2 exact same brushes by 2 different companies and haev a price difference of 20. Sometimes your paying for the name of the brush. I like used brushes alot.



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    i love my cheap synth brushes, and if ya take care of em they can last a while like a week
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