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A convenient, portable watercolor brush at a great low 3-pack price. Water is loaded into the barrel and the creating begins through small, medium, or large synthetic Taklon brush heads that are easy to clean, and great for use on most any surface. Large barrel.
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from New Orleans, LA
Comments about Royal Langnickel Aqua Flow Brush Set:
Got these from a brick-and-mortar store to see whether I'd like the new "water brush" concept. This particular brand were the quick cheap easy buy, but they turned out to be too cheap. Upon first use of any one of the three brushes, many of the bristles CAME OUT OF THE END OF THE BRUSH simply due to the fact that there was water in the thing. But, duh, IT'S DESIGNED to have water in it, so this is pretty feeble. The bristles just extruded right out the end of the thing, going forward in the direction of water flow, as though maybe they had only been "clumped" into the end of the plastic tube, rather than actually affixed there in some permanent manner. All three brushes behaved like that, for about the first three or four refills, until all the "spare" bristles had been adequately discarded and only the "properly affixed" ones remained. I still worry about them, because I get the sense that if I were to really squeeze too hard, I'd lose more bristles maybe? This (obviously) means that each brush head is now rather much less full of bristles than when I first saw them in their blister-packaging. The bristles seem to have stopped slipping out of the thing but I'm not really entirely sure that, if maybe I let it totally dry out, they wouldn't ALL fall out due to lack of moisture forcing them to swell and thus stick in place. Very shoddy construction. But the CONCEPT of water-brushes seems to be catching on, and when these are used properly (if you ignore the issue of falling out bristles) then I think it works pretty well. Wish I could confirm what the brush-heads were, how how- or low-quality the synthetic fibers or natural hairs are, and so forth. Wouldn't it be nice to have a Kolinsky Sable travel-brush with a little plastic pump-pack of water backing it up? Or your favorite Neptune or Silver Brush?So, THIS brand of water-brush is weak in design or manufacture, I think; but the IDEA of a water-brush is strong.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Product is as described.
from Littleton CO
This is a gift for Christmas. I do have a similar product and I'm sure it is just as explained in the description. I have it a 4 star.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
great product, great service
from Oakhurst, NJ
Made great holiday gifts for all of my students
Great Idea Dreadfully Executed With These Brushes
By Mary Clancy
from Kansas City
Made in China--I know what isn't--but these are particularly bad. They leak, the tops fall off, and the bristles shed. Blick was, as usual, so great about making it right. But I highly recommend spending a little more and getting an aqua brush that is better designed and manufactured. Derwent makes a good one and they come in a set of three. Unfortunately, Blick doesn't carry them right now.
Packaging right size for production.
Not worth buying
Paint back flows into water, one of the brushes fell apart during first use
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you had with these brushes, and we're happy to help you with this. Please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787, and our Customer Care Agents will gladly assist you!
I love it
from Yonkers n.y.
My daughter really loves these brushes she is in ap art in high school and it works wonderful for her art projects. Easy to use bristle does not she'd, blends wonderfully.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
very average waterbrushes
By Just us
from Northern Minnesota
I bought these to use as extra water brushes as I already own the Derwent water brushes which are far superior to these. The Royal brushes themselves seem ok, but the brush covers do NOT stay on. That said, I plan to use these in my travel watercolor pan set. These are OK if you didn't want to spend the extra money for the better brushes for trying out using water brushes with your watercolor pencils or watercolor pan sets.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Brushes fall Apart
I put water into one of the brushes and the wet and pulled on the tip, which had been pointed with some glue like substance, the bristles started coming off in my hand. I ended up just throwing them away. It's not worth fighting bristles coming off in a painting.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear about the issues you had with these brushes, and we're happy to take care of this for you. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be reaching out to assist you.
Never thought I'd try these...
from Eastern shore of VA
Glad I did. Fun and neat. I use them with Inktense ink blocks. Great in tandem w fine sharpie for art journaling. I bought pens and Inktense for my painting pal.
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