jdripley Posted August 31, 2011 Share Posted August 31, 2011 I'm not sure if my brush is just junk, or if I'm mistreating it in some way. My brush is a 5/0 Royal Gold RG 250. That's what's written on the side of it at any rate. I think it came in a pack or 4 for maybe 10 dollars. So it's a pretty cheap brush. My problem is that very quickly the tip curls on me, and the bristles tend to fray out and not hold a good point. I tend to use paints either straight from the bottle or slightly thinned with water. I use the cheapo craft acrylics - Americana or Delta Ceramcoat brand. I believe that my painting technique is pretty good. I don't "poke" with the brush, I draw it back towards my fingers so that I'm painting with the bristles flowing over the mini as opposed to pushing towards the mini. Is it just that my brush is cheap junk? Is it that I don't thin my paints enough? A combination of the two? I'd like to invest in a quality brush but I'm concerned that it's my technique and that I'd just destroy a good brush the way I destroy the cheapo brushes. Help!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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