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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 Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length Da Vinci Flat Mini Brush Synthetic 105mm length
£1.99
15 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
17 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
Out of stock
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
3 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
Out of stock
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…
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
£36.96
£32.00
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 837 Silk Star Slanting Edge Brushes for Liquids Da Vinci 837 Silk Star Slanting Edge Brushes for Liquids
£18.24
In stock
Da Vinci 327 Series SILK STAR with slanting edge Black ox hair So-called silver ferrule Short white polished handles standard sizes No. 10 and 14 These quality Da Vinci brushes were designed for Silk Painting allowing creative work with liquid, brilliant colours but they are also wonderful for abstract area work. Soft brushes with a high colour absorbing capacity to enable fluent drawing.
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Flat Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Flat
£7.65
2 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 - Casaneo is VEGAN 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 Vinc…
Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Round Da Vinci CASANEO Mini Watercolour Brush Round
£11.25
1 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 Casaneo is VEGAN 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 esag…
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 Casaneo is VEGAN 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 shap…
Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable Da Vinci Detail & Miniature Painting Brush Set- Red Sable
£17.40
£15.20
2 in 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 all media, 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…

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