natural bristle paint brush
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Hog Bristle

All animal bristles have naturally flagged tips (think split ends), which hold oil paint in the brush’s edge and release it throughout the stroke instead of all at first contact. The black China bristle seen here is durable and is best for coating rough surfaces, like siding and decks. The white China bristle (previous page) is softer and leaves fewer brush marks. Use it with with glossy enamel paints, varnishes, polyurethanes, or shellac.

Approximately $13, Bestt Liebco

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