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University Brushes from Winsor & Newton are an affordable choice for all artists — from beginners to professionals — seeking a high-quality, inexpensive, all-purpose brush.
Made with smooth white polyester fibers that allow for clean, flowing strokes, they are soft enough to use with watercolors yet stiff enough to use with slightly more fluid oils and acrylics. The fiber offers excellent spring and shape retention and will last a considerable length of time if properly cared for.
The handles are crafted of natural wood and finished with five coats of red lacquer to protect them from swelling during use or when exposed to solvents.
Ideal for watercolor painting, Short Handle University Brushes are also an inexpensive all-purpose brush, ideal for a wide range of craft applications.
Long and Short Handles — Long handles are recommended for easel style painting, while short handles are recommended for table-top painting where the artwork lies flat, especially with water media.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
™ Winsor & Newton is a trademark.™ University is a trademark.
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Nice all purpose brush
from Peoria Il
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Flat:
I've used these brushes for applying milk paint to new bandsaw boxes. They haven't lost one bristle after multiple uses and they keep their shape. They wash up well with water.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Jusr call me Jane
from Raleigh, NC
These brushes were recommended in a workshop, that we were painting acrylics. I purchased a couple for the workshop, used them for a while and came back for more. They hold their shape nicely, good quality for the price. I was lucky to get them on sale too, especially nice!
Work Horse Brushes
from Boise, ID
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Round:
I use up my brushes. These maintain a good point and then when I am done I just pick up a new one because they are so affordable.
from sanger ca
for school projects
Doesn't hold up
from San Luis Obispo
I purchased feather brushes after using for the first time the bristles had already started splitting apart. They were used with Acrylics
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Work in progress acrylic painting
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Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these brushes haven't lasted well for you, and we're happy to help. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be in touch to assist you.
Amazing Brushes for the Price
from Los Angeles, CA
Purchased for a required supplies list for an art class. But I see the instructor use these brushes very aggressively and they never seem to lose their shape. Great brushes!
Great quality for my jobs
from Rancho Cucamonga,CA
I am a short time water coloring person and love the way I can use the brushes with minimal discomfort with carpal tunnel. Price great and do recommend to others for these will be my go to tools in the future.
Quality control problem with No. 2 rounds
from Dundee, IL
The brushes I've been getting lately do not come to a point. I've used them for years and was always happy with the quality but in the past few months they've been terrible.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the brushes you've received have been defective, and we'll be happy to work with you to correct this. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be in touch to assist you.
Stocking up on a new favorite
from Hillsboro, NH
I had a couple of these brushes from a previous order, and decently I've found myself gravitating to them more and more. So I wanted to try out a range of sizes of the same style brush. I bought a handful of them and I haven't been disappointed. They provide a nice smooth feel and at a reasonable price.
A Good Flat Brush!
from Lake Tahoe
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Bright:
I like using a flat brush for abstract oil painting and find this brand to be quite up to the task.
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