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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.
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Doesn't hold up
from San Luis Obispo
Comments about Winsor & Newton Short Handle University Brushes:
I purchased feather brushes after using for the first time the bristles had already started splitting apart. They were used with Acrylics
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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Amazing Brushes for the Price
from Los Angeles, CA
Comments about Winsor & Newton University Round:
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.
all time favorite brush
from New York, NY
short handle, sturdy bristles hold their shape, good value.
Durable brush for many mediums.
By Canvas Bakery Art
from Orange County, CA
Keeps it's point even with thick paints. Great value for how long lasting it is.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Windsor Newton University brushes
from Trabuco Canyon, Ca.
I had wanted to try these brushes for my watercolor. I'm used to using the soft hair brushes for most of my work. These are more of a stiff bristle brush, but are great for filling in areas and fine line areas.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
DURABLE AND THE POINTS STAY SHARP
By A. S.
from Michigan, USA
I have been using University brushes for many years for gouache & casein and occasionally watercolor. What impresses me are two things: they keep their points very well and they are long-lasting. I am a professional artist so my brushes get a lot of wear. A size #1 round which I use for fine lines a few hours per week seems to last about a year before the point starts to wear down and become blunt. I need to make fine lines with the tip so after about a year, I need to get a new one. BUT, when the point does start to go, it simply wears down & becomes rounded, not like some brands that become flayed & the bristles fan out. So this brush definitely keeps its shape. Even after I must get a new one for fine lines, I still keep the older ones for broader applications of paint. I have University brushes that I've been using for more than TEN years. I am very gentle with my brushes, however, I mainly use the rounds to make fine lines, not scrubbing or anything rough, so I don't know how they would hold up for that. But they seem pretty durable to me. Also, as of May-2015, they are still made in England.
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OLD & NEW: TWO BRUSHES I STILL USE REGULARLY
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