If acrylic paints are your media of choice, you’re in the right place. Blick offers the best acrylic brushes and acrylic paintbrush sets for every acrylic artist, from students and those just starting out to experienced professionals. Available in the most popular shapes — round, pointed round, detail round, bright, flat, angular flat, and fan — many brush lines also include grainers, liners, spotters, stripers, and other specialized brushes.
At one time, almost all acrylic paintbrushes were made from natural hair, but in recent years synthetic alternatives have been introduced that work as well or even better than their natural counterparts. Because acrylic paints, solvents, and even water can cause natural hair paintbrushes to lose their shape and degrade over time, many acrylic artists now prefer brushes made from synthetic fibers. What’s more, synthetic acrylic brushes often cost less and are much easier to clean.
Most acrylic paintbrushes have long handles that allow artists to work at a distance from the painting surface, although many brush selections also include short or even extra-short handle brushes for working closer in. As a rule-of-thumb, acrylic brushes can also be used with other media such as oil paints, while brushes designed for oil and watercolor paints are not recommended for use with acrylic paints. Access our brush charts for more information on types of paintbrushes, including brush shapes, fiber types, and measurements.