Different Types of Acrylic Brushes

14 June 2024

Flat brushes or wash brushes give you bright, bold, and seamless strokes. These acrylic brushes rapidly disperse colours. The edge of the flat brushes can be used for stripes, straight edges, and fine lines.

Flat Brushes

Round brushes are the most versatile type used for precise washes, swiftly covering wide areas, and drawing lines of all sizes. They work well for detailed work, outline creation, and sketching.

Round Brushes

Rigger brushes have very long bristles on thin, round ferrules. Also called the liner brushes, they have a square or flat tip. These acrylic brushes are great for applying smooth, long, and thin strokes.

Rigger Brushes/ Liner Brushes

Fan brushes are speciality brushes. They create multiple lines or dots at once and are great for creating unique textures. A short, flat ferrule in a fan brush arranges the soft bristles so that they resemble a fan.

Fan Brushes

Angled brushes will give you clean lines if your edge is near another object or if you want a straight, precise line. It is therefore useful for drawing petals, leaves, and other organic forms.

Angled Brushes

Filbert brushes are another one of the speciality brushes and a member of the flat brushes family. Filbert brushes are ideal for washes because of their thick, flat ferrule, long bristles, chiselled round edge.

Filbert Brushes

Foam brushes are an unusual choice among artists. Foam brushes are made to hold large amounts of paint, primer, and stain. They can create a very smooth finish on a finished project.

Foam Brushes

Similar to flat brushes, bright brushes have short stiff bristles. It is distinguished by a flat ferrule with shorter bristles and edges that curve inward at the tip. They are perfect for acrylic and oil painting.

Bright Brushes