Synthetic paint brushes are made from materials that will not absorb water which makes them ideal for working with water-based paints, while natural bristles brushes will absorb water, meaning they can only be used with oil-based paints. The reality today is that the majority of paint brushes are synthetic as technology has developed, meaning that synthetic paint brushes can be used with both water-based and oil-based paints.
Here are Painters World we stock a range of synthetic paint brushes from leading manufacturer's such as Hamilton, Purdy & Wooster, who all produce high-quality paint brushes that will allow you to achieve a perfect finish.
Why not get yourself a synthetic paint brush set such as the Hamilton Perfection 4 Piece Synthetic Brush Set or the Kana Advantage 5 Piece Brush Set, that offer excellent value for money and will mean you have the perfect brush to complete any painting project you have for years to come. A good paint brush will last you years!
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What Is A Synthetic Paint Brush?
Synthetic paint brushes have bristles that are made from materials that are not natural, such as nylon or polyester bristles. This is in contrast to pure bristle paint brushes that are made from natural sources such animal hair. While natural paint brushes can only be used with oil-based paints and their bristles can absorb water, synthetic paint brushes can be used with both oil-based and water-based paints.
How To Clean A Synthetic Paint Brush
How to clean a paint brush depends on the paint you have used, with oil-based and water-based paints requiring different methods. If you are cleaning an oil-based paint out of your paint brush, pour white spirit into a container and dip the paint brush into the spirit. Keep dipping the paint brush and working it around in the solvent until the colour of the solvent stops changing. Once this happens pour this into another container and continue the process until the solvent is clean. Put a lid on the container with the paint filled solvent and leave it for a few days. After this time, the paint will have hardened at the bottom of the container, leaving clear white spirit left at the top that you can pour back and use again!
If you are cleaning a water-based paint from your synthetic paint brush, use a mixture of warm water and mild soap to dip the paint brush into. Rinse this with water and repeat the process until the paint brush is clean. The difference between these two cleaning methods is that water can clean a water-based paint, but will not be able to remove oil-based paints from a brush and oil and water do not mix.
Leave your brushes to dry and use them again and again. Keeping good care of them will ensure you can use them time after time without needing to buy new ones!
Where To Buy Synthetic Paint Brushes
Here at Painters World we have a range of synthetic paint brushes from leading brands like Hamilton, Purdy & Wooster. Not only this, but we also offer free next working day delivery on all orders over £50, so you can get what you need, when you need it.
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