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    by Published on 05-01-2002 12:35 PM  Number of Views: 54250 

    Paintbrush Selection and
    Care





    Introduction A paintbrush is probably the most
    important tool that you will purchase in helping you bring a
    miniature to life. With proper selection and care, a good
    quality paintbrush is an investment in the miniature-painting
    hobby, and can make the experience all the more enjoyable.
    With a fine tip, you, the painter will have more control in
    the application of paint, exactly where you want it to be. So
    take extra time in choosing and caring of your brushes, as
    they will result in your best possible work. Anatomy
    of a paintbrush In general most paintbrushes are still
    assembled by hand with brush tips made from either natural or
    synthetic hairs. These hairs are bound together with cord or
    nylon rope and then set into the metal ferrule with a wax
    based adhesive. The wooden or plastic handle is then pushed
    into the back of the ferrule and held in place with a crimp.
    Knowledge of how a paintbrush created is important, because it
    allows you to properly care for your brush. Because the
    adhesive that holds the brush hairs is wax based, you should
    never rinse ...
    by Published on 04-30-2002 06:10 PM  Number of Views: 25790 
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