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Da Vinci Pure Badger brushes contain the highest-quality silver-tipped pure badger hair, perfect for blending and softening oil paint on the canvas.
Unlike other hair, pure badger hair is thickest at the tips, giving these brushes a bushy appearance. They're excellent for glazing techniques, and popular with decorative and faux finish painters because of their blending ability.
Brush sizes — The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from within a single brush line.
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Large brush lost a lot of hairs
from Dayton, OH
Comments about Da Vinci Pure Badger Fan Blender Series 408:
Bought the size 12 because I needed a large and absorbent fan brush. Overall, I was pleased but the brush lost a lot of hairs. I've used it twice and had to go back and remove the lost hairs which is time-consuming. I'm hoping that this will stop being a problem after a few more uses.The hair is extremely soft and long and I would rate the absorbency as average- less than sable and more than hog bristle. Its for blending and is too soft to push paint of any consistency around. It will work for washes but not as well as a thicker brush with softer hair would.This is a specialty brush and da Vinci is the only one I know of that makes a blender fan of this size. So if this is what you need, get it.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! Although it's not uncommon for new brushes to shed at first, this should not be excessive or prolonged. If you continue to have shedding issues, please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787. Our Customer Care Agents will take good care of you!
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Delivered as promised. Thank you.
from clinton township, MI
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A bit thin in the hairs
from Charlotte, NC
It's a bit thin in hairs compared to an Escoda of a similar size.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Las. Vegas
Seems to work well
"THE BEST! Well worth the money."
By Oregon duck
from Beverly Hills, FL
Comments about Da Vinci Brushes Da Vinci Pure Badger Fan Blender Series 408:
The best blender for Oil color. The Badger bristle's leave, a soft and subtle, gradation of color.The Badger Blender from Da Vinci is an essential tool for any painter. The quality, German made brush will last for years. Cleans up easily and retains it's shape. Perfect for fading from one color to another. I would recommend this brush to any level painter.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
from Magee, MS
I have recently found it difficult to find badger brushes. When I saw these on your site, I ordered 2 to try them. LOVE THEM. I would like to get some larger than size 16 though! I even told 7 ladies in my art class because they like badger brushes too.
By Anne the MUA
from Portland, OR
I'm looking forward to using my fancy new brush!
(1 of 33 customers found this review helpful)
Have not had time to use the brushes. However, I have no reason to believe that they will not perform as I anticipate they will. Thank you.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
Darn good brushes
By The Count of Neatness
from Fayetteville, AR
Comments about Da Vinci Pure Badger Filbert Series 1895 and 1898:
The badger is sort of a cross between sable and bristle. You can get a smoother surface than with bristle, but they are easier to clean. They also tend not to "flop" quite as fast as sable brushes. I also have several DaVinci sables, and they are quite good, on a par with W&N. I recommend them.
(27 of 27 customers found this review helpful)
Great brushes. Unique and useful
By Kal A.
from Boston, MA
I got these da Vinci badger brushes to test them out. I've always been a fan of da Vinci brushes and their quality. I found that the badger brushes are very unique in making a brush stroke where you push the brush upward. The hairs of the brush will stay in their place and won't bend when you do that technique. It's a brush stroke I learned from the Richard Schmid's DVDs. They're also unique for glazing and blending. They're not a replacement for bristle or sable brushes. they're in a category by themselves. After trying the brights, I ended up buying the rounds and long filberts too. I'm glad that I tried them.
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