"I will pay more a for a good paint brush because it really makes a difference while I am working. Paint brushes are made from either natural hairs or synthetic fibers. Soft brushes are ideal for thin paint which spreads easily, and for detailed work as they form a sharp point which allows for precision painting. Hard, robust bristle brushes are ideal for pushing around thick paint and for creating brush marks in the paint like master impressionist Vincent van Gogh's creative style." ~Tomitheos
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Is natural hair on a paint brush better than synthetic?
Today's modern synthetic brushes are excellent and have the advantage of being a lot less expensive than natural hair ones. However a purist will tell you that no synthetic fiber can beat a Kolinsky sable natural-hair paint-brush (considered the ultimate of soft hair brushes because of its flexibility, strength and fine point) because of its quality this sable brush will give an artist great control.
How do the paint brush bristle hairs impact the painting process?
Soft brushes are considered the best for watercolor art.
Soft hair with little spring and dense mass of hairs for support increases the amount of paint they hold so they're good to use for oils and acrylics.
Brushes that lack a spring in the movement but form a good point are best used in calligraphy.