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The Skywash is famous for its versatility. A full tuft of good-quality, pure white hog bristle fills the flat, nickel-plated steel ferrule.
This brush can be used with watercolors for large washes and for wetting paper. With oils or acrylics, the Series 9031 brush is a useful tool for laying in large areas of color, for priming, or for varnishing. Its short, flat handle gives excellent control.
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empty ferrule first time use lost more time picking up br
By Jim (not the runner)
Comments about Blick Masterstroke Pure White Hog Bristle Skywash Series 9031:
used it to fill some blank space. There was nothing good about it..well below Blick's many good products.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this brush didn't hold up as it should have. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to take care of this for you.
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Havwn't used yet
from Gwynn Oak, MD
I have not used this brush yet but it it nice and stiff and pliable.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great Varnish brush
from Denver, CO
I didn't think I needed a varnish brush, but got tired of picking out the loose hair off my paintings. This brush leaves the canvas clean. Great investment.
fell apart at first cleaning
Merchant response: Thanks for sharing this with us. We are sorry to hear that your brush was defective. Our Customer Care team will be in touch. We are here to help you with a return or exchange on any item that you find is damaged or defective. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1.800.723.2787.
Poor Pitifil Brush
Brush did ok in laying in a large area with oil and then fell completely apart during the 1st cleaning....used a total of maybe 10 minutes!
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing with us. We are sorry to hear that the brush you received was defective. Our Customer Care team is happy to help if you need to return or exchange any defective items. You can reach us at 1.800.723.2787.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Brooklyn, NY
I've been using this brush both for gessoing and laying down large swatches of color. Both times the brush shedded onto the canvas. Basically unusable.
Merchant response: We are sorry that this brush did not fully meet your expectations. Some brushes do tend to drop bristles initially. Make sure the brush is washed prior to use to remove any bristles that may be loose. To help minimize additional loss, avoid soaking in water or mediums, and always rinse and properly dry brushes immediately.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from North Carolina
I bought a couple of these brushes to varnish my acrylic paintings on stretched canvas. I used Liquitex acrylic varnish. The color from the handle of the brush bled into the bristles and when I tried to use it, it bled a pinkish color onto my painting. I thought that maybe I just got the brush from a bad batch so I, foolishly, ordered two more. Same thing happened again. Also, the bristles were coming out even before I used the brushes and continued to come out as I used the brush.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issue with the finish on the handle of this brush, and we thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into this issue, but in the meantime, please call at 1.800.723.2787. We'd like to work with you to make this right.
from Athens, GA
I bought this for gesso on canvas and boards. I've also used it for painting furniture with homemade chalk paint. I am so pleased with the quality. I was so thankful that the brush did not shed and leave a trail of bristles in my projects. I will be buying more of these to use in my classroom this year.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Montana Bird Mommy
from Billings, MT
I bought this for blending acrylic backgrounds and just getting a lot of paint down initially. The quality of construction is outstanding. This one is about 20X better than SEVERAL similar brushes I paid 3-4X more for at Hobby Lobby! Those first local brushes actually ended up in the trash once this one arrived... it's that much better! This would be awesome for larger canvases, probably up to even really big ones! The bristles are thick too... meaning there are a lot of bristles, and it picks up a LOT of paint. The bristles feel quite soft in my hand, but are springy and responsive on the canvas. For the price it's amazing, and I'm looking forward to moving to some bigger projects so I can take full advantage of this brush!
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