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Winsor & Newton's synthetic mongoose fiber offers better durability than natural mongoose. This unique synthetic fiber is so much like mongoose, it even has the tapered point and surface texture of the natural hair. It is stiffer than sable, but softer than hog bristle, perfect for acrylic and oil painting.
Each brush is elegantly crafted with a gold ferrule, and a dark brown-stained lacquered handle. The bristles are handsomely variegated in shades of ivory, gold, and brown.
Apply varnishes, primers, and gessos. The Monarch Glazing Brush is made with the same synthetic mongoose fiber as other brushes in the Monarch series, a compromise between the stiffness of bristle and the softness of sable.
It has a shorter, flatter shape than the regular filbert, with rounded edges. Use it for fine lines and soft-edge broad strokes with greater control.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
™ Winsor & Newton is a trademark.™ Monarch is a trademark.
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from Arvada, CO
Comments about Winsor & Newton Monarch Flat:
Bought two different sizes of brushes as recommended by art teacher. So far, so good!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Top notch brush!
from Grand Junction, CO
I paint in oils with a fairly free style. The Monarch is nice blend of flexibility and just enough firmness to lay the paint where I want it and not dig up under layers. Only issue is that one of these brushes develops little "wild hairs" on the outside corners, despite my careful cleaning and shaping. Not to worry - I just clip it off and the brush is as good as new. Stands up well to my heavy use.
By Painter Lady MB
I use these brushes in sizes 4 - 14 for alla prima oil painting. I love how long they last, how easily they clean up, and how softly they apply the paint, both in the transparent and opaque layers.
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Best brush that I have tried in it's category
from Palm Coast, Florida
Just used the Monarch 14 flat today. Very nice brush, great edge, firm spring. Love it!
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Winsor & Newton Monarch Filbert make oil painting easy, fun!
By Kate the great
Comments about Winsor & Newton Monarch Mongoose Filbert Series 5504 and 5505:
I love to use the WN filbert and enjoy it, but the reason I didn't give it an excellent ration is the bristles war down quite easily and I have to replace it every few years.
from Indianapolis, IN
A great brush. Works well with acrylic paints. Holds up well! Feels good in my hand.
Hit or Miss
from Carol Stream, Il
I recently bought a #6 and a #10 Filbert. The #10 is all a good quality brush should be and would not hesitate recommending to anyone. The #6 however is a huge disappointment. The brush seems like they just chopped a longer brush down to this size. No taper or tips that I can tell. The worst part is I found the brushes in a local store and the 6 was the best of other choices. Once I used it the brush showed it's true nature. I am very happy with the 10 though.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that one of the brushes you purchased was defective, and our store staff will be happy to help you with this. Just stop by the store or give us a call — you can find store hours and contact information on our website by clicking "find a store" at the top of any page.
Worth the wait
By Early Bird
from Shreveport, La.
I have had to wait awhile for this backordered brush, but it is one of my favorites for getting into tight spaces without being "tight" about it! I like the spring of the bristles and the way they do not splay if cared for properly. Thumbs up!
I wouls strongly recommend the product
By Peter the painter
Beautiful quality at reasonnable price
Love these brushes!
By Blue Skies Smiling
from Columbia, MD
These are my favorite brushes for adding more detail and refinement to my oil paintings. I start my paintings with bristle brushes, but Monarch filberts are the next step. The paint simply flows smoothly and evenly from these brushes which provides a more finished look. They are very durable brushes, and unlike sable brushes....they last for years. What a great value!
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