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Da Vinci Maestro 2 Hog Bristle brushes are meticulously crafted with extra strong yet elastic double-boiled bristles to offer more spring and longer life.
Hand-shaped, interlocking bristles provide excellent color-carrying ability. Stiffer, fatter hairs have been removed to ensure better flags at the tip.
The durable, seamless, nickel-plated, brass ferules hold the bristles securely without rusting.
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Will buy agian.
By Grumpy Painter
from Stow Ohio
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Maestro 2 Hog Bristle Filbert Series 5923 and 5423:
Durable. Use with both oils and acrylics.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Comments about Da Vinci Maestro 2 Hog Bristle Bright:
the smaller sizes can become ragged quite quickly but they are my preferred brush
They do not keep their shape
from Tampa, FL
I bought these brushes alongside some Blick Masterstroke's to begin my foray into oil painting. I am very conscientious about cleaning my brushes and using a brush cleaner/conditioner to keep their shape. I never leave them in any solvent and I clean them after every painting session. However, these brushes don't keep their shape. They lose hairs and don't keep their shape. I am really disappointed since these are rather pricey.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: If you feel that your brushes are defective, or not performing as expected, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-723-2787. We are happy to see if we can help find you a brush that will better meet your needs.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Bristle brushes!
from Rural Western Colorado
I got number 8, 6, 4 and 3 of these DaVinci Maestro hog bristle brushes. I have used them for a few paintings and they are holding up really well. They don't frizz out except for 1 or 2 hairs on the number 3 brush. They hold the paint well, clean well and perform well. They stand up to scrubbing and power-dabbing as well as strong swishing on the canvas. They clean up well. The number 8's white bristles were stained after I used some Thalo Blue but cleaning it with Master Brush cleaner took that off. I can see these will be my "go-to" bristle brushes from now on. Thanks also to the customer service professional who helped me select them.
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Oil Painting "Canal Stroll"
Tags: Oil painting, Made with Product, Cedar Keshet, Bristle brush
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from ontario, canada
what had been my favourite brush maker seems to be cutting corners. compared to some old brushes of the same size I still have, the new ones have thiner ferrules and thus less density of hairs. Handling is poor now, definitely not the same brush anymore.
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Care Center at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Only reviews before 2012 like this brush
By the clean-up woman
from by the bay
Finally reviewing my brushes after using them for awhile, since durability is key for such expensive items. I bought (invested in) the largest filbert on sale in 2011, and it has been a treasure, handless beautifully, keeps it shape, great brush. Recent reviews are very negative, so Da Vinci must have changed their manufacture.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Seattle, Wa
I love DaVinci Brushes. I have several of the Maestro2 brushes and I love them. I find them to hold their shape very well even after they are cleaned up. Sometimes the bristles will flair out of shape after the brush dries but once I get them wet again and loaded up with paint they hold their shape perfectly. Which is standard with good brushes. I bought a 2" bristle mottler that the bristles fell out of the furrel after a year, however after contacting DaVinci about said brush they sent me a new one. Great customer service!
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from Madison, WI
The filbert I bought became unusable right after the first time I painted with it -- it fanned out and never regained its shape, the bristles are week with no spring. It was very disappointing, particularly because the product is made by the same company that makes beautiful kolinski brushes. I am wondering if the brush I bought was made elsewhere...
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from South Florida
I can not express strongly enough how much I hate these brushes. They are the worst bristle brushes I have. Weak, Thin, No shape,Wild Hairs. For Da Vinci to market these brushes as professional quality is to propagate a world full of lies.
(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Are We Using the Same Brush???
I'm wondering if the other reviewers are using the same brushes. The problem with the Da Vinci Maestro 2 brush is that it doesn't hold its shape. The bristles act like they are unrelated and want to escape from each other. Its like painting with a bottle brush. I am using them with acrylic paint. Also, the bristles are not very stiff for hog hair.My favorite brushes are the Connoisseur brand (which Blick doesn't carry). Those brushes hold their shape and the bristles play nicely together.The thing that is great about DaVinci Maestro 2 brushes is that they're cheap, so I won't feel bad about cutting the bristles down for use with pastels.I will not be buying any more of them.
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