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Grumbacher's signature line of professional oil and acrylic brushes are made of Chungking hog bristle. Natural flags and interlocked construction preserve the natural curve of the bristle.
Every Gainsborough brush is handmade to ensure a high level of quality. Each one incorporates a nickel ferrule and a long wooden handle.
® Grumbacher is a registered trademark of Chartpak.™ Gainsborough is a trademark.
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The return of an old and trusted friend
from Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Comments about Grumbacher Gainsborough Flat:
The bristle brush is the primary tool of the oil painter. A good brush in excellent condition is as important as quality paint. I began using Grumbacher brushes in art school and used them until they disappeared from the market 25-30 years ago. When they began to reappear I bought a couple to test their quality before buying more. As a professional painter I buy brushes the handful. Thankfully, they are the same brush I remember. I prefer the Grumbacher, flat bristle brush. The flat has long bristles which is an advantage since I wear out brushes rapidly. Grumbacher brushes have the proper thickness of hair which gives them the correct balance of flex and spring. They are well crafted with the natural curve of the bristles turned inward to support the shape of the brush. Unlike many old friends they don't lose their hair or their shape. I have used every major brand of brushes over a long career and Grumbacher brushes are still my first choice.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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"Bermuda Sloop", Oil on Canvas, 24"X 48"
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Comments about Grumbacher Gainsborough Fan:
This was just a really bad fan brush is was not at all firm it had moderate snappyness, cleaned very poorly, and the handle was very uncomfortable, very thin.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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The brushes are okay - but
By New painter
from Gainesville, GA
Comments about Grumbacher Gainsborough Bright Series 1271B:
The reason for the but in the caption is that there were no plastic sheaths on 2 of the 4 brushes I bought and the cellophane covers on the 2 w/o sheaths were not closed the same way as the others. So they were used and returned? The only reason this is important to me is that I use the sheaths during transport and have no idea where to get new ones for these brushes.
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Good Solid Brushes!
from Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
I have used this line of brushes for over 5 years and those brushes are still good! Handles hold up well to cleaning. Some bristle loss as with all brushes. A solid choice of investment.
A quality brush that holds up well
By A painter
from Pittsburgh, PA
I've used quite a few brands in this brush category and have found the Gainsborough to be is as good as it gets. It holds its shape better than most that I've used...including the Rosrmary brand...and wears extremely well.
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Painted with Gainsborough flats
Not what it used to be.
By JK Signs
from Asotin, WA
Over the years I have used the Grumbacher Gainsborough without question for my oils. Recent purchases show the bristle was too long, floppy and lacking in body - just plain flimsy. I found them to be useless and won't ever buy them again.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these brushes aren't working for you as they once did, and we'd like to help you out with this. Our Product Information Team is available to discuss your requirements and recommend brushes that would better meet them. Please call 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am - 5:30pm CST) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll be happy to work with you!
from Spring Hill, Tn
A friend let me borrow his brush...loved the brush so much I bought a size 10 and 12...All I can say is they are the best brushes..I use them for acrylic painting..they give me just the effect I have been looking for when I am painting landscapes..don't know how I managed without them...
from dallas , tx
A hard to find brush found on this website. As far as I'm concerned, hogs hair brushes are the only brushes for acrylic painting (large canvasses that is). thanks for carrying this product.
By D. Soards
from Louisville, KY
These are traditionally used with oils and acrylics, but I use them for watercolor. Man are they thirsty! These brushes hold a lot of water. Great for graded washes. The handles are a beautiful emerald green color. I wish they came in a short handle version, but I guess that's what I get for using them in a non-traditional fashion.
a fabulous brush that gives stellar performance!
By Dan the painter
from Ft. Worth, Texas
A brush that stands up to vigorous painting.
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