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Handmade in Japan, these superb Hake blending and wash brushes are ideal for blending watercolors and applying gesso, paste, or varnish. Each brush is filled by hand with an abundance of the highest quality goat hair, and stitched into unpolished handles.
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from Mystic, CT
Comments about Blick Hake Brush Series 292:
This brush is inexpensive and I really didn't expect it to be so amazing. It holds a ton of wate for watercolor painting washes. Also spreads paints easily AND rinses out clean easily.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Lake Placid, Florida
I used these brushes for getting down pigment for larger pieces. They leave these beautiful brush strokes without an effort, so if you're going for the unfinished edge look you will definitely want to purchase these.
it is perfect brush! so soft
from MA, Marstons Mills
it is perfect brush! so soft. i like too use it to wash paper
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By The Watercolor Guy
from Southwestern Illinois
I have used this brush for twenty+ years for watercolor and it has held together admirably (see photo), despite daily use in both painting and teaching classes. I highly recommend it for superior workmanship compare to other hakes which have fallen apart or disintegrated over the years.It holds a lot of color, and since there is no "snap" to the hairs, it prevents me from "fiddling" a painting to death with it. I use it in both thick and thin paint applications and it hold up. An all brushes shed hairs---even the most expensive ones. Those hairs were the ones you didn't need anyway. It is important to thoroughly soak the brush for about five minutes prior to using it so the hairs become flexible.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Poor quality hake brush
By Watercolor artist
from Allentown, PA
I'm very disappointed in the 1 1/2-inch Blick hake brush. The ends are uneven, so it's not good for solid watercolor washes. However, it does act like a fan brush in making grass texture, and it may be good for wood grain. Or, I may return it. I suggest anyone buy a better brand of this brush.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush isn't working out for you, and we're happy to assist you with this. One of our Customer Care Agents will be reaching out via email to see how we can help.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Flower painter
from Vancouver Canada
Painting back for my watercolor.I can put paint very evenly.It has very good value for the price
The bristles are extremely soft once they are wet......then
By dan the farmer
from Phoenixville, pa
the bristles are too soft....when wet the brush is almost unusable
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush isn't performing as you expected. Our Product Specialists would be happy to assist you with recommendations for brushes that would have the attributes you're looking for. You can reach them at 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F), and they'll be glad to help!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from panama city fl
I use these brushes for landscapes & marshes primarily.
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This brush is well made and works well with my watercolors. It does, however, shed. Not a lot, but at least a few hairs, up to five or six, each time I use it. Hairs aside, I want to get one a smaller size to round out my brush collection.I do like this brush and use it often.FYI: I watercolor everyday and am a semi-professional artist (I am a professional photographer)
As fine as frogs hair
from Twin Falls, Idaho
I purchased the brush specifically for use in varnishing my oil paintings and the results were great. The finish didn't have brush streaks in it and the varnish was evenly distributed across the entire surface. Excellent product, well made.
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