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sable mongoose


Flat ferrule, short-length hairs, usually set in a long handle. Width and length of brush head is about equal. Useful for short, controlled strokes, and with thick or heavy color.

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Mongoose/Synthetic Mongoose

Remember that oil and water don't mix! Most brushes can be used with any media. But once a brush has been used for oil painting, and cleaned with solvents that remove oil paints, it can no longer be used with acrylics or watercolors.

Sable for Oils and Watercolors
Sable Blend/Ox
Student Sable
Squirrel for Watercolors
Synthetic Bristle for Acrylics and Oils
Stiff Synthetic
Firm Synthetic
Student Synthetic Bristle
Synthetic Sable for All Media
Medium Synthetic
Soft Synthetic
Synthetic Mongoose
White Synthetic
Student Synthetic Sable

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    Artists' paint brushes are made from either natural hair or synthetic fibers and can range from very stiff to very soft and flexible. Both types of brushes offer a wide range of shapes, sizes, qualities and prices. If you are considering which paint brush to buy but don't know whether to select a natural or synthetic brush, this video will help you decide.


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