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Cowling & Wilcox Exclusive Acrylic Brush Set (Made By Da Vinci)

  • Synthetic bristles
  • 3 x Round Brushes
  • 3 X Flat Brushes
  • Seamless aluminium ferrules
  • Matt green handles
  • Made exclusively for Cowling & Wilcox by Da Vinci
  • Incredible value

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Made exclusively for Cowling & Wilcox by Da Vinci, our Acrylic Brush Set contains six high quality brushes, designed specifically for use with Acrylic Colour

How are round and flat brushes best used?

A round brush is ideal for filling in small areas, controlled washes and detailed work. Using a round brush, the artist is able to create lines of varying thicknesses, depending on the amount of pressure exerted.  This is due to the brush’s thin tip becoming wider the more the brush is pressed down. A flat brush is ideal for producing bold strokes, filling wide spaces, and blending colours. The edge of a flat brush can be used to create fine lines, straight edges and stripes. Long haired flat brushes are perfect for varnishing.

Which are best, hog or synthetic brushes?

Hog and synthetic brushes have different qualities which should be taken into account, alongside the desired effect the artist wishes to create. Synthetic brushes are particularly suitable for paint that has been diluted, with either water or solvent, as the hairs remain strong and durable. Synthetic hairs give a much softer, less textured effect, enabling the artist to create fine detail if required.

Hog bristles have long been used in the manufacture of paintbrushes, as they are extremely resilient and flexible. Each individual bristle has a broad, sturdy base and a tapered tip, which splits into several fine filaments, giving an excellent capacity for holding paint. The stiffness of hog bristles provides good flow and texture, ease of blending, and ensures even application.

Why choose the Cowling & Wilcox Acrylic Brush Set?

Providing a good selection of brushes, the Cowling & Wilcox Acrylic Brush Set contains three flat brushes, in sizes 4, 6 & 12, and three round brushes in sizes 2, 4 & 6.

What do the size numbers mean?

The size of a brush is indicated by a number printed on the handle, and refers to the width of the ferrule. A higher number means a wider brush. It should be noted that consistency between brush manufacturers, when calculating brush size, can vary. Therefore, a size 10 brush in one brand may not be the same as a size 10 in another brand. In some instances, there may also be size variations between a manufacturer’s different ranges.

How should I care for my Cowling & Wilcox Acrylic Brush Set?

It is important to clean brushes thoroughly to prevent bristles losing their interlocking quality, and standing apart. Particular attention should be paid to the edge of the ferrule, where dried paint can become embedded, and result in bristle breakage.

The methods for cleaning brushes differ, depending on the type of paint used. The following video shows how to Clean Acrylic Paint Brushes.

To help preserve the condition of the bristles, a specialist brush cleaner may also be used.

When storing brushes for any length of time, care should be taken to ensure they are clean and absolutely dry, to prevent mildew developing. Keeping brushes in a box, with a tight-fitting lid, guards against both mildew and moth damage.

What strokes are produced with round and flat brushes?

 Click here to see how round and flat brush strokes compare with those of other brush types.

Who are Da Vinci?

Owned by the German company Defet, the Da Vinci brand was patented in 1952. The company’s philosophy to use only the best materials, traditional craftsmanship, and technological progress ensures Da Vinci brushes are of the highest quality.

Reviews (53)

05/09/2022
5/5
Excellent
27/05/2022
5/5
Not used yet but appear to be good quality as advertised
17/04/2022
5/5
tried these brushes last week and I was delighted they did what I wanted them to do and will order some more. you can never have enough nice brushes
15/03/2022
5/5
It was a gift to someone else
13/03/2022
4/5
Pleased with purchase
15/11/2021
5/5
Lovely set of brushes at a super sale price.
26/08/2021
5/5
great quality for the price
06/07/2021
5/5
Amazing smooth bristles. Good quality feel.
13/05/2021
5/5
I can only comment that the recipient was delighted!
13/05/2021
5/5
These really are great brushes, well worth the money (I got them on offer but would pay more now that I know how good they are)
06/05/2021
5/5
Great quality products and very good value for money.
13/04/2021
5/5
Good value
15/03/2021
4/5
Not used yet but expect to be good.
14/03/2021
5/5
Good quality. Would buy again
05/03/2021
5/5
These seem excellent value so far. Hope they get some bigger sized brushes made.
01/03/2021
5/5
Lovely set of brushes , very good value . Good range of sizes
29/12/2020
4/5
I have yet to use any of them, but can say they are short and very lightweight.
13/12/2020
5/5
Good product
07/12/2020
4/5
Looked fine
04/12/2020
5/5
A gift for a friend but love the price and the variety 👍🏻
28/08/2020
4/5
Very nice brushes, not used yet but they were on offer at a very good discount.
20/08/2020
5/5
Nice to use.
20/07/2020
5/5
I find this very good value
24/01/2020
5/5
Excellent brushes, would buy again
14/05/2019
4/5
OK for the money
25/04/2019
5/5
Used before evcellent value !
03/04/2019
5/5
Very good.
20/03/2019
5/5
Great, don't shed and keep pointed
29/01/2019
5/5
Always buy these as reasonable and firm for jute painting and canvas
04/01/2019
5/5
Very good brush set.
15/11/2018
5/5
Very quick service
08/09/2018
3/5
Not yet used
11/08/2018
5/5
fine at price
28/07/2018
5/5
Spot on.
17/07/2018
5/5
Try them they are very nice to use!
28/03/2018
4/5
Nice set. Works well. I like it.
01/03/2018
5/5
Very good value
03/12/2017
5/5
Very good
19/11/2017
5/5
Great product
16/09/2017
5/5
I LOVE these brushes - Highly recommend them for acrylic painting. Firm synthetic filaments, short handled.Love the 'Sale' price too. Quality brush. Go Buy!
05/08/2017
5/5
Just what ai wanted. A good selection of brushes.
06/05/2017
5/5
I love these brushes - I have four or five sets. Go buy!
29/04/2017
5/5
Good results especially for delicate application with feel.
23/03/2017
5/5
Great brushes, feel great in the hand and no loose hairs.
02/03/2017
5/5
Smooth and consistent
01/03/2017
5/5
Fit for purpose
01/03/2017
4/5
Very good price and just what I expected
25/02/2017
5/5
I strongly recommend these brushes. Since they were on sale I bought two sets - very glad I did. Lovely for acrylic painting.
18/02/2017
5/5
I strongly recommend these brushes. I've not used them before, have ordered a second set to have in hand, especially as they are on sale. Many thanks Cowling & Wilcox
07/01/2017
3/5
Haven't used the yet either
08/11/2016
4/5
good reliable
02/11/2016
5/5
Always pleased with this range of brushes
01/11/2016
5/5
A great set at a great price. I Love the feel and the finish with these brushes. Great value.