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    Natural Vs artificial bristles

    Painters & Decorators

    Which are better, natural or artificial bristles? And why? What are their pros and cons?

    Asked by duncan on 17th Dec 2020
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    Pataki Peter


    Sorry for the late response.
    Natural is the best

    Natural bristles are made from some sort of animal hair, such as hog or badger. Synthetic bristles are often made from nylon, polyester, or a combination of both. Natural-bristle brushes are best for applying oil-based alkyd paints, and synthetic-bristle brushes are recommended for water-based latex paints.


    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Handyman Petr Doubrava

    "synthetic bristles don't absorb oils or powdery pigments. This makes them a great choice for use with cream or liquid products like foundation or concealer."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Au Faix

    "Natural bristles always. Artificial is always stiffer and in my opinion seem to leave streaks in the finish"

    Answered on 4th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    T.Din Decor.

    "Natural bristles are always better.
    Only use synthetic bristles for cutting in."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Natural by far. Prodec do a nice set which you can buy in most builders yard. They give a great finish and no bristle marks"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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