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Watercolour Paint Brushes

Our outstanding collection of watercolour paint brushes provides artists of all abilities with the perfect brushes for their style and budget. With exceptional choices from the impressive Da Vinci, Handover, Pentel, Pro Arte and Ron Ronson ranges, you are sure to find the brushes which will enhance your creativity.

Our collection features single brushes and sets together with retractable travel brushes and both flat and rounded styles. We are delighted to be able to offer you watercolour paint brushes fashioned from a range of natural hairs, synthetic fibres and a mixture of both. But which should you choose?

Watercolour Brush Fibres

The best choice for you will depend on what you plan to use the brushes for, your painting style and your budget. The watercolour brushes vary in their ability to hold colour and to distribute it with accuracy. Here's a brief guide to your options.

  • - Squirrel holds liquid very well. Naturally tapering, squirrel hair is suitable for both washes and detailed work but the fibres are soft and so do not lend themselves to dramatic marks and precise placement. The hairs lack resilience.
  • - Sable hairs have more natural spring than squirrel and so hold a better point for precision work but do not hold colour quite so efficiently.
  • - Goat hair provides a cost-effective alternative to other more costly natural fibres and good quality goat hair brushes are an excellent substitute for squirrel brushes. Goat hair is soft but resilient and is suitable for a variety of work.
  • - Hog bristles are able to absorb and distribute a lot of paint and are also durable. They are ideal if you are looking to apply a great deal of colour.
  • - Synthetic fibres are made to mimic the qualities of natural hair but do not hold paint as well. However, they offer superior spring and long lifespans. These fibres are ideal for making crisp and bold marks and work requiring exceptional precision.
  • - Synthetic/natural mixes combine the liquid absorption qualities of natural hairs with the spring and resilience of manmade fibres.

If you require assistance in choosing the right watercolour paint brushes, then please contact our friendly team of artists who will be happy to advise you.

Da Vinci 499DV Trad Wash Brush & Drawing Tool (Metal Tip) Da Vinci 499DV Trad Wash Brush & Drawing Tool (Metal Tip)
£69.35
£51.00
2 in stock
Da Vinci Traditional Wash Brush & Metalpoint Drawing Tip 499DV 'Paint and draw like Leonardo da Vinci' A historical as well as a state-of-the-art painting tool! This new beautiful artist tool from the famous Da Vinci brush company combines two traditional painting techniques. The perfectly designed handle, made from sustainable water resistant Kebony wood, carries at the handle-end a so-called Eth…
Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable
£15.49
£12.90
Out of stock
Da Vinci Red Sable Round Brush Set for Detail Work and Miniature Painting 5 brushes included 000, 00, 0, 1 and 2 Recommended for watercolour and glass painting.  Popular for craft modelling, figurines and china painting. Red Sable natural hair brushes Seamless silver ferrules Blue polished short handles
Da Vinci Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length Da Vinci Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length
£1.99
38 in stock
Da Vinci Extra Small Flat Synthetic Brush - Perfect for watercolour sets, travelling and hobby crafts Da Vinci Series 932 Synthetic Brush XS round Elastic, golden synthetic fibre Aluminium ferrule Short, black polished handle
Da Vinci Maestro 11 Watercolour Brush Sable Size 12 In  Gift Box Da Vinci Maestro 11 Watercolour Brush Sable Size 12 In Gift Box
£115.00
£108.00
3 in stock
Watercolour Sable Brush Gift Box - Da Vinci Size 12 Series 11 Plus Brush Soap & Brush Cloth MAESTRO 11 Watercolour Brush made from Siberian Tobolsky Kolinsky Red Sable. Only the best grade of sable is used in these watercolour brushes. Each brush is tested carefully. These watercolour brushes have a fuller english body, round shape to hold plenty of colour. Each watercolour brush has a strong, per…
Da Vinci Round Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length Da Vinci Round Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length
£1.99
52 in stock
Da Vinci Extra Small Round Synthetic Brush - Perfect for watercolour sets, travelling and hobby crafts Synthetic Brush XS round Elastic, golden synthetic fibre Aluminium ferrule Short, black polished handle
Da Vinci Series 11 Maestro Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush Da Vinci Series 11 Maestro Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush
£8.11
In stock
Da Vinci Maestro 11 Watercolour Brushes - Sable Brushes MAESTRO 11 Watercolour Brush made from Siberian Tobolsky Kolinsky Red Sable. Only the best grade of sable is used in these watercolour brushes. Each brush is tested carefully. These watercolour brushes have a fuller english body, round shape to hold plenty of colour. Each watercolour brush has a strong, perfect point for fine detail. Short bl…
Da Vinci Series 1311 Kolinsky Red Sable Flat Watercolour Brush Da Vinci Series 1311 Kolinsky Red Sable Flat Watercolour Brush
£7.16
In stock
Flat Kolinsky Red Sable Brush Watercolour Brush; One Stroke Brush Silver Ferrules with short black polished handles. This short handled watercolour brush is easy to handle. The Sable filements allow for a generous load of watercolour to make this a useful top quality watercolour brush. One stroke brush, short length Kolinsky red sable hair so-called silver ferrule black polished handle As well as…
Da Vinci Series 1381 VARIO-TIP Special Effect Flat Brush - Synthetic Feathered Ends Da Vinci Series 1381 VARIO-TIP Special Effect Flat Brush - Synthetic Feathered Ends
£8.26
In stock
Da Vinci VARIO-TIP Flat Brushes for feathered effects in watercolour and acrylic paint For special effects in water colour and acrylic painting. Ideal not only for parallel line structures – for all kind of colours These brushes are a mixture of NOVA and TOP-ACRYL fibres in different lengths Imitation silver ferrule Bordeaux lacquered esagonal handles sizes No. 8, 12, 16
Da Vinci Series 1503 Red Sable Travel Brush Da Vinci Series 1503 Red Sable Travel Brush
£11.64
In stock
Da Vinci  Maestro Pocket Travel Kolinsky Sable Brushes Series 1503 Beautiful Da Vinci travel brushes.  Protective cover of the red sable brush head unscrews and then re-screws allowing you to have a usable longer watercolour brush.  Perfect for travelling and keeping safe in your brush storage Selected Kolinsky Red Sable Pocket Brush Double Section Black Artificial Horn Handles Standard sizes No 1…
Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush Da Vinci Series 1526Y Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush
£3.47
In stock
Red Sable Watercolour Brush 1526Y from the reknowned brushmaker company Da Vinci. This is just below the Maestro 11 watercolour brush in quality but comes highly recommended by top watercolour artists. The 1526Y watercolour brush has good water holding power and each brush has a strong long lasting fine tip. Short lacquered handle. Red sable water colour brush Harbin-Kolinsky red sable hair so-cal…
Da Vinci Series 1573 POCKET TRAVEL BRUSH - Round Synthetic Da Vinci Series 1573 POCKET TRAVEL BRUSH - Round Synthetic
£8.47
In stock
Da Vinci Pocket Brushes S.1573 - Perfect for travel.   These brush filaments are made from the finest fibre structures for all liquid colours, especially for water-colour and silk painting COSMOTOP-SPIN water colour brush, so-called "pocket-brush" Finest, light-brown synthetic fibre Imitation silver ferrule Double section black artificial horn handles Sizes No.2,4,6,8 Recommended for all liquid co…
Da Vinci Series 35 Maestro Extra Long Pointed Kolinsky Red Sable Da Vinci Series 35 Maestro Extra Long Pointed Kolinsky Red Sable
£9.25
£7.75
In stock
Da Vinci Series 35 Watercolour Brushes – Finest Kolinsky Sable Extra Long Pointed Tips Short black polished handles – Da Vinci unique esagonal shape for comfortable holding Two millimetre longer in visible hair length to series 10 So called silver ferrule – rust resistant Sizes 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,and 12. Size 12 packaged in special gift box which includes some pure soap for the care of thes…
Da Vinci Series 418 Squirrel Watercolour Brushes - Quill Shape Da Vinci Series 418 Squirrel Watercolour Brushes - Quill Shape
£11.98
£10.50
In stock
Da Vinci Series 418 Russian Squirrel Watercolour Brushes – Traditional quill brushes with the finest natural hair, superior water and pigment absorption capacity plus fine point tips.   Size 000 to 12 available Handmade by skilled brush makers at Da Vinci in Nurenberg Natural wood handles with transparent lacquer finish – comfortable to hold Recommended for both full strokes of washes and fine det…
Da Vinci Series 488 - Wash,Watercolour & Ink Brush Da Vinci Series 488 - Wash,Watercolour & Ink Brush
£10.12
In stock
Da Vinci Series 488 Cosmotop Spin-Synthetic Brushes This extremely popular Series 488 brush range is used by artists for watercolours and inks. With the fat round body of the brushes ending in a fine tip, the brushes are excellent for washes in both watercolour and inks. The fine tip is extremely long lasting. This Da Vinci Series 488 is made from extra smooth, light brown synthetic Spin fibre. Co…
Da Vinci Series 498 CASANEO Quill Brushes - NEW Special Fibres Da Vinci Series 498 CASANEO Quill Brushes - NEW Special Fibres
£11.58
In stock
Da Vinci Casaneo Watercolour Brush & Wash Brush - Series 498 This new unique development in synthetic brush from the renouned Da Vinci brush maker company mimics the superior qualities of a squirrel natural hair brush, with wonderful retention for watercolours, water, gouache, Aerocolour acrylic inks, FW Acrylic Inks, Sennelier inks, silk painting, indian inks and Golden Fluid acrylics colours. Ev…
Da Vinci Series 5080 Mottler - Cosmotop Spin Wash Brush (Red Handle) Da Vinci Series 5080 Mottler - Cosmotop Spin Wash Brush (Red Handle)
£9.98
In stock
Series 5080 Cosmotop Spin Ultimate Wash Brush. These Wash Brushes hold more water than any other synthetic! Da Vincis most popular mottler is perfectly designed for watercolour, gouache & acrylic washes but also used widely by faux finishers, musical instrument finishers and industrial coating applications. Available in sizes 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 80. A Revolutionary Multi-Diameter Synthetic by D…
Da Vinci Series 5530 - COSMOTOP - Round Da Vinci Series 5530 - COSMOTOP - Round
£6.72
In stock
Cosmotop Sable-Mix B for Watercolor & Gouache A fine mix of Kolinsky Red Sable, Russian Blue Squirrel, and Russian Black Sable, along with small amounts of synthetic hair is put together to make this useful qualtiy brush. The benefits of the finest natural hairs for watercolour painting. The pointing and edging of red sable. The water-holding capacity and wash strokes of squirrel. The stiffness an…
Da Vinci Series 5570 Cosmotop NOVA Multi-Use Synthetic Brush - Round Short Handles Da Vinci Series 5570 Cosmotop NOVA Multi-Use Synthetic Brush - Round Short Handles
£2.29
In stock
Da Vinci Series 5570 NOVA Synthetics brushes Round, Fine Points, Short Handles from the reknowned brush making company Da Vinci. Finest golden synthetic fibre. More springy than Cosmotop Spin making it an excellent brush for watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil painting. Great for any type of Paint! Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolour Painting, Gouache Painting. Also recommended for resto…
Da Vinci Series 5580 - COSMOTOP SPIN Synthetic Brushes - Round Da Vinci Series 5580 - COSMOTOP SPIN Synthetic Brushes - Round
£3.16
In stock
Cosmotop Spin Synthetics: Da Vinci's best selling line of watercolor brushes. Holds more water than any other synthetic. Exclusive construction developed by daVinci in 1983. A blend of 5 different diameters of extra smooth fiber ensures the highest color-absorption of any synthetic brush. Thicker fibers placed on the outside work with thinner fibers in the middle to trap and hold water & color. Th…
Da Vinci Series 5590 SQUIRREL-MIX Watercolour Brush - Round Da Vinci Series 5590 SQUIRREL-MIX Watercolour Brush - Round
£6.92
In stock
Da Vinci PETIT GRIS MIX Water colour brush round Series 5590 These easy to hold brushes are made from a mixture of squirrel hair and a synthetic squirrel imitation fibre.  They have great absorbtion quality, good tips with a soft painterly feel. Imitation silver ferrule Waterbased transparent lacquered esagonal handles Sizes No. 6 to 24

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Da Vinci Traditional Wash Brush & Metalpoint Drawing Tip 499DV 'Paint and draw like Leonardo da Vinci' A historical as well as a state-of-the-art painting tool! This new beautiful artist tool from the famous Da Vinci brush company combines two traditional painting techniques. The perfectly designed handle, made from sustainable water resistant Kebony wood, carries at the handle-end a so-called Eth…
Da Vinci Red Sable Round Brush Set for Detail Work and Miniature Painting 5 brushes included 000, 00, 0, 1 and 2 Recommended for watercolour and glass painting.  Popular for craft modelling, figurines and china painting. Red Sable natural hair brushes Seamless silver ferrules Blue polished short handles
Da Vinci Extra Small Flat Synthetic Brush - Perfect for watercolour sets, travelling and hobby crafts Da Vinci Series 932 Synthetic Brush XS round Elastic, golden synthetic fibre Aluminium ferrule Short, black polished handle
Watercolour Sable Brush Gift Box - Da Vinci Size 12 Series 11 Plus Brush Soap & Brush Cloth MAESTRO 11 Watercolour Brush made from Siberian Tobolsky Kolinsky Red Sable. Only the best grade of sable is used in these watercolour brushes. Each brush is tested carefully. These watercolour brushes have a fuller english body, round shape to hold plenty of colour. Each watercolour brush has a strong, per…
Da Vinci Extra Small Round Synthetic Brush - Perfect for watercolour sets, travelling and hobby crafts Synthetic Brush XS round Elastic, golden synthetic fibre Aluminium ferrule Short, black polished handle
Da Vinci Maestro 11 Watercolour Brushes - Sable Brushes MAESTRO 11 Watercolour Brush made from Siberian Tobolsky Kolinsky Red Sable. Only the best grade of sable is used in these watercolour brushes. Each brush is tested carefully. These watercolour brushes have a fuller english body, round shape to hold plenty of colour. Each watercolour brush has a strong, perfect point for fine detail. Short bl…
Flat Kolinsky Red Sable Brush Watercolour Brush; One Stroke Brush Silver Ferrules with short black polished handles. This short handled watercolour brush is easy to handle. The Sable filements allow for a generous load of watercolour to make this a useful top quality watercolour brush. One stroke brush, short length Kolinsky red sable hair so-called silver ferrule black polished handle As well as…
Da Vinci VARIO-TIP Flat Brushes for feathered effects in watercolour and acrylic paint For special effects in water colour and acrylic painting. Ideal not only for parallel line structures – for all kind of colours These brushes are a mixture of NOVA and TOP-ACRYL fibres in different lengths Imitation silver ferrule Bordeaux lacquered esagonal handles sizes No. 8, 12, 16
Da Vinci  Maestro Pocket Travel Kolinsky Sable Brushes Series 1503 Beautiful Da Vinci travel brushes.  Protective cover of the red sable brush head unscrews and then re-screws allowing you to have a usable longer watercolour brush.  Perfect for travelling and keeping safe in your brush storage Selected Kolinsky Red Sable Pocket Brush Double Section Black Artificial Horn Handles Standard sizes No 1…
Red Sable Watercolour Brush 1526Y from the reknowned brushmaker company Da Vinci. This is just below the Maestro 11 watercolour brush in quality but comes highly recommended by top watercolour artists. The 1526Y watercolour brush has good water holding power and each brush has a strong long lasting fine tip. Short lacquered handle. Red sable water colour brush Harbin-Kolinsky red sable hair so-cal…
Da Vinci Pocket Brushes S.1573 - Perfect for travel.   These brush filaments are made from the finest fibre structures for all liquid colours, especially for water-colour and silk painting COSMOTOP-SPIN water colour brush, so-called "pocket-brush" Finest, light-brown synthetic fibre Imitation silver ferrule Double section black artificial horn handles Sizes No.2,4,6,8 Recommended for all liquid co…
Da Vinci Series 35 Watercolour Brushes – Finest Kolinsky Sable Extra Long Pointed Tips Short black polished handles – Da Vinci unique esagonal shape for comfortable holding Two millimetre longer in visible hair length to series 10 So called silver ferrule – rust resistant Sizes 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,and 12. Size 12 packaged in special gift box which includes some pure soap for the care of thes…
Da Vinci Series 418 Russian Squirrel Watercolour Brushes – Traditional quill brushes with the finest natural hair, superior water and pigment absorption capacity plus fine point tips.   Size 000 to 12 available Handmade by skilled brush makers at Da Vinci in Nurenberg Natural wood handles with transparent lacquer finish – comfortable to hold Recommended for both full strokes of washes and fine det…
Da Vinci Series 488 Cosmotop Spin-Synthetic Brushes This extremely popular Series 488 brush range is used by artists for watercolours and inks. With the fat round body of the brushes ending in a fine tip, the brushes are excellent for washes in both watercolour and inks. The fine tip is extremely long lasting. This Da Vinci Series 488 is made from extra smooth, light brown synthetic Spin fibre. Co…
Da Vinci Casaneo Watercolour Brush & Wash Brush - Series 498 This new unique development in synthetic brush from the renouned Da Vinci brush maker company mimics the superior qualities of a squirrel natural hair brush, with wonderful retention for watercolours, water, gouache, Aerocolour acrylic inks, FW Acrylic Inks, Sennelier inks, silk painting, indian inks and Golden Fluid acrylics colours. Ev…
Series 5080 Cosmotop Spin Ultimate Wash Brush. These Wash Brushes hold more water than any other synthetic! Da Vincis most popular mottler is perfectly designed for watercolour, gouache & acrylic washes but also used widely by faux finishers, musical instrument finishers and industrial coating applications. Available in sizes 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 80. A Revolutionary Multi-Diameter Synthetic by D…
Cosmotop Sable-Mix B for Watercolor & Gouache A fine mix of Kolinsky Red Sable, Russian Blue Squirrel, and Russian Black Sable, along with small amounts of synthetic hair is put together to make this useful qualtiy brush. The benefits of the finest natural hairs for watercolour painting. The pointing and edging of red sable. The water-holding capacity and wash strokes of squirrel. The stiffness an…
Da Vinci Series 5570 NOVA Synthetics brushes Round, Fine Points, Short Handles from the reknowned brush making company Da Vinci. Finest golden synthetic fibre. More springy than Cosmotop Spin making it an excellent brush for watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil painting. Great for any type of Paint! Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolour Painting, Gouache Painting. Also recommended for resto…
Cosmotop Spin Synthetics: Da Vinci's best selling line of watercolor brushes. Holds more water than any other synthetic. Exclusive construction developed by daVinci in 1983. A blend of 5 different diameters of extra smooth fiber ensures the highest color-absorption of any synthetic brush. Thicker fibers placed on the outside work with thinner fibers in the middle to trap and hold water & color. Th…
Da Vinci PETIT GRIS MIX Water colour brush round Series 5590 These easy to hold brushes are made from a mixture of squirrel hair and a synthetic squirrel imitation fibre.  They have great absorbtion quality, good tips with a soft painterly feel. Imitation silver ferrule Waterbased transparent lacquered esagonal handles Sizes No. 6 to 24