When considering purchasing paintbrushes, it's important to carefully consider the types of animal hairs that can be used in the construction of some brushes.

For those that prefer a natural finish, choice has certainly evolved over the years being based around animals in the regions throughout the world. Artists developed their own preference based on the paintbrushes that they have used.

Around the world, some of the more common types are:

Badger hair:  Said by some to produce some of the world's finest blending brushes.

Fitch Hair: Used by many for watercolour brushes as well as oil.

Ox hair: Commonly mixed into red sable or weasel hair to improve the durability of the brush.

Mongoose: Used in watercolor brushes.

Great synthetic alternatives are available, so please contact us for more details.

In short, try out a few different types of brushes to discover the ones that work best for your style. Call Best Artist Brushes today on +44 (0) 1675 462044 and we’ll be delighted to help.