The Pro Hart Swagger 1″ 2” & 3” Hog Hair Paint Brush

1″ Hog hair paintbrush; We have got to say, these little paintbrushes are the bee’s knees. We love them. The Pro Hart Swagger 1″, 2” and 3” hog hair paint brushes are definitely a basic studio essential for us. And, they don’t break the bank either.

You won’t have a problem keeping this brush right where you need it. Firmly on your palette or table. It has a comfy short handle. And, the flat profile means it isn’t going to roll away anywhere.

Get them messy with acrylics, oils, watercolours or adhesives. There is simply no end to the media you can use these brushes for.

Bookbinders love this brush. It is the perfect inexpensive brush for glueing large areas of box board with PVA. Similarly, decoupage enthusiasts or printmakers working with the chine-collè technique will find this brush great for use with rice paper glue and fine Japanese tissue papers.

Need to varnish a project? Whatever varnish you select, this brush is an excellent go-to. Whether it is a turpentine based Matisse, or water-based varnishes like Jo Sonja’s or Atelier.

Don’t let ideas of how a brush is typically used limit you. Modellers and sculptors, grab one of these to add texture into air dry clays. And if you need to join clay pieces together, use this brush to mix up your slip.

These hog hair brushes will take both oil painting mediums and solvents with ease.

Are you sometimes a little rough on your brushes? Never fear. Use this for those harsh dry-brush scumbling effects all you want. These hardy brushes will stand up to the punishment for quite some time. Go ahead and create some great textures, depth and hardy layers in your work.

For softer blending, use the hog hair bristles to achieve a feathering effect. Or, run the brush across your canvas to create your horizon line. The Pro Hart Swagger 1″, 2” and 3” hog hair paint brushes are perfect for working your background – whether a landscape, seascape, portrait, or abstract.

Are you working with acrylics? You will find this brush just as useful. Effortlessly lay down thick impasto acrylics like the Matisse Structure or Liquitex Heavy Body paints. Maybe you want painterly brushstrokes and a textured look to your work? The hog hair bristles retain the detail and liveliness of your strokes wonderfully. 

Alternatively, use retarders and liquifying mediums to thin your paints and you can achieve a smoother look. Matisse Flow, Atelier Free Flow and Golden can be intermixed or used on their own.

This hog hair brush is an amazing and versatile tool. Block out colours efficiently. Accomplish all manner of mark making. Easily push ink and watercolour across your canvas.

Beginners, children, dedicated hobbyists, and seasoned professionals, this brush is a great choice. It is a truly multi-use and indispensable brush.

We can vouch for this. The Artworx team uses these magnificent Pro Hart Swagger 1″, 2” and 3” hog hair paint brushes in their own art studios. And, some of Australia’s renowned painters have grabbed these and used them to lay down their base colours for underpainting.

What’s more, the brush has been designed by artists. High quality art materials are a passion for Australian artists, Nicole Comelli and Jessica Skye Baker. Never scared to push the boundaries of what a material can do, you might be surprised that they use these brushes with watercolours. Hog hair is certainly not the traditional choice for this medium. But, Nicole and Jessica love using these brushes for their abstract watercolour and mixed media paintings.

There is no mistaking a genuine Pro Hart Swagger brush. Every brush is uniquely finished with the signature crackle handle.

With such a tremendous amount of uses, don’t be surprised if you end up buying more than one set of these Pro Hart Swagger hog hair paint brushes.

1″ Hog hair paintbrush

Flat timber handle
Hog hair bristles
Width of brush: 1 inch
Total length: 19cm

Also check out the 1 inch 2 inch and 3 inch nylon brushes by Pro Hart Swagger.