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by Artists for Artists
Handcrafted Professional Oil & Acrylic Brushes
Brushes that free the creativity inside every artist
6-pc Filbert Set Specific to Oil & Acrylic Painting
This paint brush set is designed by artists for artists explicitly for these mediums; includes Filbert brushes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12, and a practical PVC travel case
Flawless Performance At The Highest Level
Badger bristle oil & acrylic brushes (70% badger, 30% finest Japanese synthetic) have the softness you need for blending and glazing, with the semi-stiffness to make thin lines and beautiful, broad brush strokes
Holds Shape even with Heavy Use
ZenART's Artist's Choice paint brushes are meticulously designed for continued precise work, making them ideal for mediums with high consistency; they are semi-firm and responsive, resilient to washing, and won't shed.
Long Handles for full Expression
Made for working on large canvases or while standing at an easel, these exquisite birch wood handles are covered with 7 layers of UV coating to prevent flaking, and provide slip & wear resistance.
Handcrafted by Master Brush Makers
Each ZenART paintbrush is meticulously handcrafted by master brush makers using complex methods that require high precision and years of experience.
Why Choose ZenART
Purchase with a purpose
Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART fine art tool you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.
Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova
We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.
Designed by Artists for Artists
Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed in close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova's personal experience.
Trusted by professionals Brand: Anastasia Shimshilashvili, ZenART's brand ambassador
Anastasia Shimshilashvili, known as Shima (@art.shima), is a London-based artist, author and teacher who creates realistic paintings whilst running her own successful YouTube Art channel ART Shima. After teaching for over 15 years, Shima developed a comprehensive teaching method (#shimamethod) that has helped many aspiring artists all over the world to get to a completely new level in their art. Renoir and Artist's Choice brushes by ZenART are favorite brushes of Shima for oil painting.
High Performance Oil & Acrylic Brushes That Take The Pain Out Of Painting
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Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.
At last a paint brush that works well with acrylic paints! All the brushes in the pack retain their shape after rigorous use, unlike other professional paint brushes. I like the long handles and use mine to apply thick and thin amounts of acrylic paint on canvas with both small and large brushes. I will never buy another make after discovering ZenART brushes, and they're better value for money. I've shared a small section of a painting I completed using ZenART's filbert brushes.
Nice brushes and work well with heavy oils. They have survived some pretty tough punishment in the short time I have been using them, and have a nice feel and accuracy. Would definitely buy again... however, I bought these brushes specifically to stop my recent tendency to buy throw-away brushes. Probably the best brushes I've owned to date.
These are brilliant brushes for the money. I was a bit dubious at first because I thought the quality would be not great but they are superb. I shall definitely buy from ZenArt Supplies again as the service was excellent.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There's a complex manual process behind making each brush, and all the methods require high precision and years of experience. Let us try to give you a general overview of how these beautiful brushes are made:
- A ZenART Artist's Choice brush is handcrafted with a brush handle made of exquisite lacquered birch wood and seven layers of UV coating. The bristles are manually formed using different techniques for specific shapes, tightly tied, combed, gripped by a non-rust nickel ferrule, glued with a precise injection of special glue. After drying, the ferrule holding the bristles is double-crimped to the handles to fasten securely. The brushes are then inspected again to remove any ‘floating shorts' —bristles which may sometimes remain, especially in larger sized brushes or round shapes, and cause initial ‘shedding' during breaking in period. After a thorough inspection, the brushes are then protected and sized before getting packed.
These brushes are ‘trained' to maintain their shape even after heavy use and provide consistent control whatever art project you're working on. Using elegant seven-times-lacquered birch wood long handles allows for a luxurious feeling of unrivalled balance, particularly during intricate and exacting strokes. The use of high-quality badger and synthetic bristle mix on these brushes also made them very sturdy. And of course, they'll last even longer if you take good care of them.
Yes! These brushes are high quality, and many professional artists praise them for their fantastic performance, thoughtful variety of sizes and beautiful design. When it comes to art materials and tools, a famous saying among the artists and the art tutors is that ‘One should buy the best quality one can afford.' It's so true, especially for beginner artists, who are still building up their confidence and knowledge of techniques. The best art tools will help accelerate progress and keep you motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.
Considering the value for money we offer for such an extensive artist-quality set, including the guides, tutorials and advice, you'll make a significant long-term gift for yourself or other artists, whether beginners to advanced and professionals.
In order to bring you the best quality brushes intact we apply special protective solution to keep the tips of the brushes in the original shape.
We also wrap the brushes in transparent films, and it's done to protect and waterproof the brushes for transit. We want to make sure that you receive your brush set in its best state, wherever you are in the world.
It also serves as a seal of guarantee to our customers and our return department that the brushes have never been used before. In some cases, we experience customers returning used brushes and these are not re-sold. Having these plastic films ensures that you received a brand-new set.
Our Artist's Choice collection brushes are easy to clean and maintain:
- For new brushes: First, always remove the transit solution by washing the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water. Slightly massage between the bristles on the palm of your hand, letting any floating bristles to be washed away, if any, especially in large sized-brushes.
- For regular cleaning or every after painting: Clean the brushes well with soap every after use—before the paint dries— to avoid damage from paint build-up at the base of the ferrule. Do not push the brushes too hard into your palms.
- For acrylics: Wash the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
- For oil: Wipe excess oil paint with tissue paper. Using a small amount of toxic-free solvent, rinse all leftover oil paint build up and wipe clean. We recommend toxic-free solvents as they are safer. Wash the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
- We recommend using vegetable oil-based soap, gentle to the bristles and your skin.
- After rinsing thoroughly, use a microfiber or other absorbent towel to remove excess water.
- Gently reshape the bristles with your fingers, and let it dry naturally on a horizontal or flat surface.
Brush Care Tips:
- Never leave the brushes soaked in water or solvent, as this will ruin your brushes and cause damage to the bristles, glue and handle.
- From time to time, and for optimum results, you can apply a special lanolin-based brush conditioner (optional), for TLC and extra longevity of your brushes.
- Follow our recommended cleaning guide above to reduce possible initial ‘break-in shedding', which might be just short bristles not glued inside the ferrule that are trapped between the longer bristles.
- After washing and drying, always gently reshape the bristles with your fingers, and let it dry naturally on a horizontal or flat surface.
- Shedding: It is natural for brushes to shed lightly. Minimal shedding is common especially while you break them in. To reduce problems of shedding, ZenART has crafted these oil and acrylic brushes by blending badger with the finest Japanese synthetic fibers. The brushes lose fewer bristles and normally don't shed at all. In rare occasions, it might happen, and such cases are significantly less compared to other ones on the market. Reasons can be any of the following:
- Using brushes before removing the transit solution
- Harsh “breaking-in” of new brushes. We suggest trying the above method of cleaning, drying horizontally, and gently removing any floating bristles while dry, before giving up on your brushes. It's breaking in process, and quite common for the natural bristles.
- Misuse and ruining of the brushes due to harsh chemicals, abrasive surfaces, soaking brushes in water or other solution, vertically letting them stand and loosening the glue.
- In extreme cases, manufacturing defects, when not enough glue was applied and the brush (losing bristles long enough to be potentially glued in the ferrule, not floating shorts). In such situations, we are here to support you, too, and offer our help to resolve any issues.
The Artist's Choice collection brushes are long-handled for full expression with oil or acrylic paints. These brushes are made for working on large canvases or while standing with an easel. The exquisite birch wood brush set also has seven layers of UV coating to prevent flaking, and provide slip & wear resistance.
We only want you to find the best fine art tools that you will enjoy using. If that's not us, don't fret. We offer a 1-year guarantee and 100% money-back for 60 days. Just drop us a few lines about your issue, send them to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or scan the QR Code to get a quicker response:
Flexible and sturdy at the same time. Very well made brushes ! I recommend!
I LOVE these brushes. Perfect with oil painting, easy to clean
Love these brushes. I hope ZenART Supplies expands its product line!
The brushes wok really well overall, yet I find the bristles fall off easily and tend to make it into my paintings. Also, the metal is a bit loose for some of my brushes.
I was unnecessarily cautious about these, great for oil painting
Fantastic Quality...will buy again...works great for oil painting..handles and bristles are high quality!
Very nice brushes! love the long handles and the filbert shape is my favorite. Nice soft bristles that form a nice sharp line when loading with paint. I would buy them again!
Not too shabby.
These brushes amazing . Easy on arthritic hands, easy to clean and always come to a good point. I Recommend them.Also the customer service is excellent. There is a free sketch book (shown above) when you buy some products. They made sure I received my sketch book. Fantastic service.Thank you ZenArt.
Good brushes for wet on wet' oil painting. Firm, but flexible. Better than the bristle brushes I have been struggling with.