Do You Need to Use Different Brushes When Using Oil Paint?

I typically paint with acrylic but I'm starting to learn oil. Should I use the same brushes I use for my acrylic work with oil? Do I need a separate set of brushes? Is there a particular type for oil? as far as I know a brush is a brush and the only difference to me is the size.

3 Answers

  • chris
    Lv 7
    3 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think going from a water base to oil base would be fine, going from oil to water might create some problems since the thinner would leave an oily residue on the bristles.

    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Various bristle brushes of different sizes and shapes.

  • WB
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    There are different brushes, for different paints. The difference is in the brush material. Some brushes use natural bristles (animal hair), while others are synthetic (such as polyester). The quality of the brush also has an important factor. You may want to try several brushes, to see which one you like the best.

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