The Pro Hart Swagger 1", 2" and 3" white nylon flat paintbrushes are a set of brushes that have endless possibilities. Use them with acrylic paints, oils, or watercolours, with glue, ink, sealers, stains, and varnishes.
The soft, feathery feel of these brush heads will give you a stroke-free look when blocking out areas and spaces on canvas or paper. Varnishing can sometimes cause brush strokes to be seen on flat and dimensional objects – these brushes reduce and minimise that from happening. With light hand pressure and a flick of the wrist, Pro Hart Swagger paintbrushes provide excellent light feathery coverage on any surface with just about any medium.
The flat edges of the nylon brushes continue to hold a sharp edge, even after many uses, even if you are using harsh, spirit-based media. The nylon bristles - also sometimes referred to as taklon - have enough flex in them to cover flat and three-dimensional objects professionally and effortlessly.
The Pro Hart Swagger flat paintbrush set features short, flat timber handles that really facilitate working with them as they fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. The range of brush head sizes included in the pack are 1 inch - 2.54cm, 2 inch - 5.08cm and 3 inch - 7.62cm. Artists, designers, and hobbyists who need to fit the Pro Hart Swagger paintbrushes into a travel box or case will notice how compact and transportable this set is.
The one-inch brush features a 12.2cm handle, the two-inch brush, a 12.7cm handle, and the three-inch brush, a 13.7cm handle. Each brush handle features the signature crackle finish for which the Pro Hart paintbrush range is renowned. The brushes are held together with a solid brass ferrule and have two small pop rivets to hold the brush hairs and handle securely in place. Hair loss on these paintbrushes is very rare - even after constant use.
You can easily make broad, thick, sweeping strokes in your artwork using the Pro Hart Swagger flat brushes. They are great for painting in horizon lines on large scale works in acrylic and oil or blocking out areas in an abstract piece. Try creating quick textured strokes by applying an even, firm hand to your work or use a lighter pressure to feather out areas. Washes and blooms can be achieved with the brushes on large 300gsm plus boards or papers, because the nylon hairs can be saturated with water.
Broad sweeping strokes using acrylic and oils can be applied to your working surface with little effort. This is because the nylon brushes can be loaded up with chunky mediums very quickly. Dyes, solvents, or thinner mediums such as isopropyl or turpentine can be applied neatly to surfaces, as they do not absorb into the nylon brush fibres. Three-dimensional work can be painted on quickly, facilitated by the natural flex of the nylon brush hairs. The Pro Hart Swagger flat brushes are also ideal for gesso application onto any working surface.
Cleaning simply involves dipping the white nylon fibres of the paintbrushes into warm, soapy water. The Art Spectrum Hand and Brush Cleaner is an excellent substitute to use as an alternative to dish soap. Please ensure you get right up into the ferrule area when cleaning to ensure the longevity of your Pro Hart brushes.
The Pro Hart Swagger 1", 2" & 3" flat nylon paint brush set is an art supply essential for Australian artists Nicole Baker and Jessica Skye Baker. Using their decades of fine art knowledge, these two artists have developed a range of art supplies specifically for Art Materials Australia, and use all of the product lines themselves when accomplishing their work.