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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 CESC FARRE Watercolourist Set 4012 LIMITED EDITION Da Vinci CESC FARRE Watercolourist Set 4012 LIMITED EDITION offer
£135.00
£115.00
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Da Vinci LIMITED EDITION Six Brush Set designed in collaboration with Watercolourist Cesc Farre Set includes one brush each of series CESC FARRÉ Series 10 No. 4 and No 8 Maestro CESC FARRÉ Series1301 No. 8 Maestro CESC FARRÉ Series 498 No. 4 Casaneo CESC FARRÉ Series 5898 No. 12 Casaneo CESC FARRÉ Series 1290 No. 4 Casaneo The internationally renowned Spanish watercolourist Cesc Farre and the Da V…
Da Vinci Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length Da Vinci Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length
£1.99
26 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 Round Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length Da Vinci Round Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length
£1.99
28 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
NEW Pro Arte Sablene Synthetic Sable Watercolour 6 Brush Set NEW Pro Arte Sablene Synthetic Sable Watercolour 6 Brush Set
£34.05
£22.50
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New from Pro Arte their 'Sablene' Synthetic Sable Filament Watercolour Brush Set x 6 artist brushes Developed to re-create the water holding qualities of real sable, Sablene is now available in this attractive artist set. W14 Contents include: Round Sablene Brushes Sizes 0, 2, 4, 6, 8. Flat Size 3/8"
Da Vinci 499DV Trad Wash Brush & Drawing Tool (Metal Tip) Da Vinci 499DV Trad Wash Brush & Drawing Tool (Metal Tip)
£69.35
£55.00
Out of 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 Botanical Art Watercolour Brush Set x 3 VEGAN Da Vinci Botanical Art Watercolour Brush Set x 3 VEGAN
£26.50
£23.75
5 in stock
Botanical Art Watercolour Set of three brushes Da Vinci 4216 Brush Set VEGAN Contents 1 piece each: Casaneo Series 498 size 2 quill wash brush with fine tip, enormously high colour absorbing capacity: Nova  Synthetic 5570 Round brush size. 2 with long point, the perfect tool for particularly fine details: Cosmotop-Spin 5880 Flat brush size 8 for adding structure "Botanical Art“ is getting more and…
Da Vinci Vario Effect 88 Brush Da Vinci Vario Effect 88 Brush
£34.90
Out of stock
Da Vinci Vario Effect 88 Brush - Stunning new brush from Da Vinci, large round, varied length filaments for sweeping lines or spotty effects! Perfect for feathers, grasses and abstract marks. Easy to hold shorter handle for maximum control. Use with watercolour, inks and acrylic paints. The Da Vinci VARIO-EFFECT brush is the perfect tool for both figurative and abstract painting. Due to its unique…
Da Vinci 599DV NEW Watercolour Brush & Drawing Tool Da Vinci 599DV NEW Watercolour Brush & Drawing Tool
£42.00
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Da Vinci Traditional Squirrel Wash Brush with innovative Ethergraf metalpoint tip for drawing. Gift Ideas for Artists Modern Watercolour brush with Ethergraf ® metalpoint tip Pure Russian blue squirrel hair So-called silver ferrule Black mat lacquered esagonal handle Size 12 Following the wonderful response to the Da Vinci 499DV Watercolour Quill brush with metalpint tip Da Vinci are now offering…
LIMITED EDITION Series 438 Watercolour Brush & Metalpoint Tool LIMITED EDITION Series 438 Watercolour Brush & Metalpoint Tool
£190.00
£160.00
1 in stock
SELECTION 2020 LIMITED EDITION Watercolour Brush and Metal Tip Tool Mix B Selection of Natural Hair & Synthetic Fibre Mix Embedded in transparent plastic quills Jade Green handle made of Raffir® wood. Ethergraf® metalpoint tip at the end of the handle 170mm length in total 9.6mm diametre round 31mm visible hair length Handmade genuine leather case This special limited edition brush has been shaped…
Da Vinci Watercolour Brush Wooden Box Set - 4 Selected Brushes Da Vinci Watercolour Brush Wooden Box Set - 4 Selected Brushes
£55.00
£45.00
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Da Vinci Watercolour Brush Set in a handy wooden box One brush each of series 36 - No. 2, 488 - No. 2, 5530 - No. 6, 5880 - No 10 Series 36 is a red sable watercolour round brush with an extra fine tip for the detail. Series 488 Spin-Synethic is a very smooth light brown synthetic fibre brush, ideal for area work, wash techniques and indian ink. Series 5530 Cosmotop-Mix B watercolour brush has mix…
LIMITED EDITION Series 418 Watercolour Brush & Metalpoint Tool, Leather Case LIMITED EDITION Series 418 Watercolour Brush & Metalpoint Tool, Leather Case
£210.00
£180.00
1 in stock
SELECTION 2020 LIMITED EDITION Watercolour Brush and Metalpoint Tool Da Vinci 418 Finest blue Russian squirrel hair Embedded in transparent plastic quills Ochre handle made of Raffir® wood. Ethergraf® metalpoint tip at the end of the handle 170mm length in total 9.6mm diametre round 31mm visible hair length Handmade genuine leather case This special limited edition brush has been shaped by hand by…
Da Vinci 4190 Botanical Watercolour Brush Set x3 Da Vinci 4190 Botanical Watercolour Brush Set x3
£35.00
£27.00
Out of stock
Da Vinci Watercolour Brush Set developed with renowned German watercolourist Frau Holle This brilliant gift idea for the botanical artist has three brushes carefully selected for floral artwork by artist Frau Holle. 3 brushes in total in this 'Loose Watercolour Florals Set' Two extra pointed synthetic round brushes for detail; no 2 and no 8 One traditional quill wash brush in squirrel hair for max…
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Flat Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Flat
£7.65
6 in stock
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Flat XS Travel Brush Total length of brush 145mm Width of flat 9mm Length of Casaneo filaments 16mm Made from extra soft synthetic fibres with an extraordinary elasticity and an extremely high colour absorbing capacity.  Perfect for watercolour painting and inks. So-called silver ferrule Short black polished esagonal handles No. 10 Da Vinci's very successful…
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Round Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Round
£11.25
5 in stock
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Round XS Travel Brush Total length of brush 150mm Width of round 6mm Length of Casaneo filaments 25mm Made from extra soft synthetic fibres with an extraordinary elasticity and an extremely high colour absorbing capacity and excellent pointed tip. Perfect for watercolour painting and inks.   So-called silver ferrule Short black polished esagonal handles No.…
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Sword Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Sword
£16.99
1 in stock
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Sword Shape XS Travel Brush Total length of brush 150mm Width of sword 10mm Length of Casaneo filaments 26mm Made from extra soft synthetic fibres with an extraordinary elasticity and an extremely high colour absorbing capacity. Perfect for watercolour painting and inks. You can achieve beautiful sweeping strokes of paint with the sword shape. So-called silv…
Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable
£16.20
£13.99
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 Fan Brush Nova Golden Syn. Series 400 Da Vinci Fan Brush Nova Golden Syn. Series 400
£7.15
In stock
NOVA fan brush series 400 Finest golden synthetic fibre So-called silver ferrule Short green polished handles sizes No. 1 and No. 3 Fan blenders are used for such special tasks as gilding the grooves of baroque picture frames. Many painters use fan blenders to create special effects. Fan shaped brushes are useful for many techniques in painting. Softer synthetic fibres are useful for blending colo…
Da Vinci Series 11 Maestro Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush Da Vinci Series 11 Maestro Kolinsky Red Sable Round Watercolour Brush
£9.73
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
£9.24
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
£4.43
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
£9.72
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…

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