Staalmeester One Flat Artist Brush
The Staalmeester One Flat Artist Brush is the Rolls Royce of brushes. Imported from the Netherlands, these Ultimate One brushes are extra special. They are made of ultra-fine synthetic bristles and are the softest things you will ever touch. There is no string on the ferrule and no green paint on the handle – these brushes are all about the bristles.The Ultimate One Flat Artist Brush by Staalmeester is perfect for traditional oil painting and ideal for acrylic paints. What makes this brush special is that it has a higher absorptive capacity than natural bristles. This means that the oil paints can be applied without thinner.
The Ultimate One is made from a strong synthetic fine fibre that allows for precise coverage of Fusion Mineral Paint. It can be used for artwork, fine furniture, blending and dry brushing techniques etc.
TIPS FOR USING YOUR STAALMEESTER BRUSHES
Your brushes can be used for many years if cared for properly! Some of the Staalmeester brushes have a band of string on them. Do not remove the string as it gives the bristles direction and perfect tension.
Remove your brush from the package and take a couple seconds to brush the bristles back and forth against your hand to loosen the bristles and dislodge any that are loose.
When starting off with a new or dry brush, submerge the brush into water up to the ferrule to slightly dampen the bristles. Give the bristles and the string a squeeze so that the brush is only damp, but not dripping with water.
When dipping your brush into the paint, there is no need to go the full length of the bristle. At most, only 1/2 of your brush should have paint on it. We don’t recommend getting paint up to the edge of the string. Your paint brush will last longer and be much easier to clean if you don’t get paint up to the string.
Don’t allow your brush to sit idle as paint will dry quickly onto the bristles and is much harder to clean at that point. If you get interrupted during your painting, cover your brush with a damp paper towel so paint cannot dry on the bristles.
CLEANING YOUR STAALMEESTER BRUSHES
After you finish painting, suspend your brush in water so that the water level is below the string. Allow to sit 30 minutes or longer to dislodge paint from bristles. After soaking for a bit, rinse your brush free of any paint. Replace water and let brush continue to weep out excess paint. Brush soap can then be used to get the last remnants of paint out of the bristles and condition them. Squirt a small amount into the palm of your hand, swirl the bristles through the cleaner, then rinse. If paint is allowed to dry on the bristles, it will become stiff as the paint acts like a glue. It is crucial that all paint is removed from your brush before you allow it to dry.Using the hole in the handle, allow paint brush to hang when drying.