Hog Bristle Brushes | Trekell Art Supply

Hog Bristle Brushes

Nobody wants split ends! Wait!! We do!! Higher quality paint brushes, like Trekell’s Hog Bristle Brush line, feature bristles with split ends or flags.

Bristles with flagged tips can pick up and hold more paint so that you can manipulate larger quantities while producing fewer brush marks.

Not only does Trekell’s Hog Bristle Brush line possess flags at the tip, they also have natural curves and stiff, interlocking bristles that are arranged to come to a point so that you can apply paint smoothly.

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Then, there’s the feel. It always catches you by surprise, the way the brushes move gracefully, almost like an extension of yourself - a dance between you and your canvas.

With a classic look these natural hair brushes, made with the highest quality chungking bristle, come on 10" long, black and silver-lacquered handles with nickel-plated brass ferrules – and at a price that can’t be beat, these perfectly balanced brushes are a must-have for every oil painter!

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When people think of a fine art brush, they picture a round. The iconic, rounded shape is versatile, allowing artists to lay down washes, fills, and lines of all sizes. Rounds on the larger side can efficiently transform wide surface areas with fewer strokes.

Those with finer points excel at delicate lines, intricate details and tight corners.

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The shorter, evenly-shaped hairs of bright brushes are ideal for easily controlling heavy and thick applications of paint with succinct strokes.

A bright brush's shape, a flat-end with a rounder-midsection, allows it to create either strong or sharp lines depending on the technique. If you're planning on painting a landscape or  laying paint atop of paint in terse bursts, these brushes are a must.

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With medium-to-long bristles that form into a chisel-esque end, a flat brush is made to be maneuverable over large surface areas. Flat brushes are ideal for producing fluid streaks or long fine lines.

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The long flat, like the name suggests, is a longer flat brush with a subtly convex tip resembling a chisel. Known for holding its shape, a long flat is ideal if precision and control is needed when working with heavier paints.


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The filbert is a compromise between a flat and a round brush. Its medium to long hairs form a soft oval that's tapered at the end, a perfect shape for figurative blending and working within tight areas. The filbert is also a master of flow, making flat lines look rounded.

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Like its shorter counterpart, this variation on the filbert is quite handy. When you require a filbert's point, but need a brush with greater flexibility, the long filbert fills in admirably.

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The spread out bristles give the fan brush its characteristic dualist nature. It can quietly work in the background by blending, shading and transitioning colors but it can also become the star of the show by replicating a wide array of textures and special effects just by varying the technique.

Last, but certainly not least… Brush cleaning and care should be a top priority for every artist. If you take care of your brushes, they’ll take care of you. Properly cleaning and storing your brushes after each use will allow them to perform consistently and last longer.

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