One of the biggest problems I had was finding a good set of paint brushes! It used to drive me nuts while painting the bristles on the brush would come off. It would stick to the paint and I would get paint on my fingers and hand trying to pull the bristle off. It isn’t a lot of fun. Thankfully acrylic paint washes off with water! Anyway, over the years I tried many different brands of paint brushes and finally, I found good paint brushes. And to save you the headaches I went through, I’ll tell you which are the best paint brushes for acrylic painting.
Best Paint Brushes For Acrylic Painting
The best ones are made by Myartscape. They sell a 15 piece set that you can check out on Amazon here, 15 Pc Brush Set. They stay together and the bristles stay on the brush where they belong! Basically, need to look for Taklon Hair paint brushes. They always held up for me.
These brushes have many other uses besides painting in my business. I use them for applying latex rubber to a model that I’m making a mold from. Also, use to apply the resin over the cured latex rubber. The last use I have for them is applying acrylic paint sealer on a finished piece. Chip brushes make my life a lot easier. And if you want chip brushes, I recommend these from Amazon, Chip Brushes. They do lose a bristol here and there but they’re well worth it.
Cleaning Paint Brushes
This is a simple process that I been doing since forever it seems. Washing off your paint brushes isn’t rocket science and there is no special cleaner you need to buy.
If you’re using acrylic/latex paints, you simply wash them at the sink. Keep a bar of soap around to use only for your paint brushes. Just put the bristles under the spigot and rinse as much of the paint off as you can. Then take that brush and brush it back and forth on the bar of soap until you can see soap on the bristles and rinse it out. Grab a towel and dry as best you can and then your done. That is the nice thing about using water-based paints, like acrylic paints, its simple to clean up without dealing with nasty chemicals.
There you have it! Those are the brushes I use and have been using. I’m sure there other types of brushes that work fine, but I just wanted to share what I personally use and hopefully, save you a headache that I had finding good brushes.