Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Brush

Product Code: P00178

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Description

The Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Short Handle Mop Brushes are a high-quality domed brush for wetting and working with large washes of colour.

The Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Fan Series 888 Brushes can be used to blend colours or create a foliage effect. 

  • The combination of fibres of different thickness means these brushes have an ideal combination of spring, point and colour-carrying capacity.
  • Allied with the easy-to-clean seamless nickel-plated ferrules and sturdy handle.
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Once we've received your return we'll process the package and the refund should be back in your account within 10 days.

Q&A (4)
Q What are the benefits to using a synthetic brush as oppose to a natural hair brush?
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The most obvious advantage is that using a synthetic brush is kind to animals, but synthetic brushes also tend to be more durable and longer lasting than a natural hair brush. Furthermore, synthetic brushes do not expand in water and tips of brushes also stay finer for longer. This can prove helpful when applying paint for fine detailing.

Q My brush has misshapen over time. How can I rectify this?
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If your brush has misshapen, you can do so by soaking in boiling water and allowing brush to reshape. Please keep in mind that if your brush is resting on its bristles, this will affect its shape so take care when soaking. Should you wish to retain the point of your brush, you can do so by dipping in gum Arabic and reshaping. Make sure you leave your brush to dry fully before using after applying gum Arabic, as the medium could potentially change the effect of the paint you are using.

Q What are the benefits to using a natural hair brush as oppose to a synthetic brush?
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Using natural hair for the bristles of a brush as oppose to using synthetic materials is a more traditional practice. Natural hair brushes tend to carry and hold more colour than a synthetic brush. Sable hair brushes taper naturally, so when added to a brush creates a fine point. This is a quality that can advantage the application of watercolour paint and is not as easily obtained by synthetic brushes.

Q What can I use to clean these brushes?
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This all depends on the kind of paint used. Synthetic bristles are quite robust and can be used with lots of different cleaning materials such as turpentine or solvent based paint brush cleaners. However, avoid using acetone based cleaners on synthetic brushes as this may affect the brushes longevity.

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14th November 2020 Reviewed by Lesley Rafferty A little expensive for one brush. The advertising made it seem as though there were four brushes.

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8th August 2019 Reviewed by Liane Amos Great quality

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16th July 2019 Reviewed by Val Evans Not used it yet

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16th August 2017 Reviewed by Peter Moss excellent quality

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23rd February 2014 Reviewed by wxzzxw25 I USE IT ON PAINT

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20th January 2014 Reviewed by Amir Khan Fan brush is great. Just what I needed.
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