Brushes With Boar Hair Bristles

My Boar Hair Brushes are the “go-to” brush for people who work with Oils and Fully Body Acrylics. They are also a go-to brush for anyone who likes corser hair drybrush.

Boar hair is very springy or snappy. Where many of my other hair types have fine tapered tips, Boar hair has splits or tines at the tips. But when loaded with a viscous paint boar hair forms a nice point and when used for drybrush, it has a very unique character. This is why it is popular with those who use very viscous painting media, and also popular for quickly creating reeds, grasses, branches, feathers, cross hatches, or you name it.

The Boar Hair brush is excellent for any water or solvent based paint or ink, as long as you understand you are getting a course hair brush.

Boar hair has great responsiveness feedback, but is only intended for detailed work when used with viscous paints. The Boar Hair hair i use is double dressed, meaning is is thoroughly cleaned two times, and i design them to have as many split or tined hairs as possible but keep them a fairly uniform length.

I offer this brush in 2 bristle lengths of about 1″ and 1.5″.

The first row (below) shows the 1″ bristle length brushes, the 2nd row shows the 1.5″ brushes. Click on the image for more information.

1” Long Bristle Boar Hair Brushes

The 1″ inch long bristle is outstanding for oils, heavy body acrylics, enamels and any viscous paint. It’s also great for unique drybrush results.

1.5″ Long Bristle Boar Hair Brushes

The 1.5″ inch long bristle is outstanding for oils, heavy body acrylics, enamels and any viscous paint. It’s also even better for unique drybrush than the 1″ long edition. It’s also great for organic curves and lines.

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