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Designed by master pinstriping legend Steve Kafka, these brushes will unlock the mysteries of his style and enable to user to stripe curves as never before. These brushes turn corners with ease, flow striping enamels like no other brushes, and allow the user to do design work without the chance of “flare-out.” The sizes range from 0 through 6. They are all extremely versatile but could be considered specific relative to their size. The brushes are best used between 55 and 80 degrees to the surface of the work.
All Kafka signature series pinstriping brushes can turn corners without “flare-out” and without the user “rolling the brush”— just lift and work the tip for designs that usually take years to master. Works equally well with urethanes and oil-based enamels. Made by master brush makers to last and perform longer than any brush ... ever.
The size 0 brush is the smallest available. It's capable of turning very tight corners and very fine design work while still maintaining great line consistency due to the nature of design and combination of synthetic and natural hair.
The size 1 is slightly larger than the 0 and will perform the same as the 0 with a slightly heavier line. As with all the Kafka brushes, they perform with oil-based enamels as well as urethane striping paint.
The size 3 will work in a wide variety of applications from scroll striping to shorter, long-line designs. This brush will give the user greater control in all applications and flatten the learning curve for novice stripers. The size 3 is also the most used favorite of its designer, Steve Kafka.
The size 5, which is slightly larger than the size 3, holds more paint and will accomplish heavier designs with ease. Depending on pressure, the line thickness can reach 1/4" and fine lines to 1/16" in the other direction. This brush is a favorite for outlining larger flame layouts, cars, trucks, and semi trucks.
The size 6 will give you the heavier lines needed in many instances, but still can deliver delicate design work. It's used for initial layouts followed by smaller sizes for more delicate additions in beautiful combinations.
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Kafka Striping Brushes
By Dean Jones "The Sign Guy"
from Bakersfield, CA
Comments about Kafka Design Pinstriping Brushes:
I've been doing signs & lettering for 27 years the RIGHT way-still no computers- just pencil and chalk and pounce patterns and paint. Not too many left like us. Anyway, began messing around with striping only a few months before,after years of prodding from friends and clients, and these Kafka brushes just make the process almost effortless. The brush really seems to have kind of it's own instincts, and IT wants to do the work!And Dick Blick is THE BEST! Thanks for still being there when I need the correct materials for Hand Painted Signage.Sincerely, B.D. Duffel Bakersfield, CA.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I love these brushes!
from Durham, NC
Are use these brushes to paint my Matta Ortiz style pottery, they work great
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By Prof. Maxx
from Natchitoches, LA
I would recommend these to anyone! some of the best brushes I own
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My "go to " brush: preferred for highly detailed painting.
By Collayne, animal artist
from Ontario, Canada
I discovered the Kafka brushes December 2015. Painting animals, the brushes offer fine line detail yet push a surprising amount of oil paint and medium. I use the 5/0 brush several hours every day and they are durable – even against canvas texture, although I usually paint on smooth panels. Every year it becomes more difficult to purchase Kolinsky sable brushes, made in France and those brushes are beautiful but don't take the "wear n tear". The Kafka brushes perform beyond my expectation. I'm so pleased to have found them. Special thanks to Kafka & 4 years of research & development: the brush is "just right" for my purpose.
from Santa Cruz, Ca
This is a fun striping brush with lots of control. I will buy the other sizes as I can afford them.
from Hobe Sound, Fl
good brush, stiffer than expected.may need more work time
from South carolina
Does not hold much paint in comparison to a sword striper. Is a decent short stroke and scrolling brush,but if you want to do traditional striping, just get a sword striper.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Brushes are good
from Salt Lake City
The kafka 0 scroll brush and a split up tip and made it so the stripes weren't straight. And with these brushes your not suppose to trim them. So that being said this problemRendered the 0 kafka brush useless. The 3 scroller is an exception it works nice although I would've preferred the 0 brush as it gets finer lines.
I plan on trying more of the Kafka brushes.
By Charlie Brown
from Muskegon, Mi.
Kafka #3 Pinstriping brush, its a great brush @ a great deal. Works well and easy to hold. I get more control especially doing fancy work. Great brush.
love these brushes
By Ya makin me crazy
from springfield, MO
These brushes are great for scroll striping. They are not as strong for straight or old style, but can be used for short runs. But great for detail, curves and curls!
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