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Synthetic Paint Brushes

Synthetic brushes are typically made to be used for applying water-based latex paint but specific products can be multi-use and also apply alkyd paints as effectively as natural bristle brushes. With such a broad portfolio of brands to choose from, you can simply browse the different styles, sizes and densities until you find your perfect brush for the job.
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  1. Maxim ABT Synthetic Cutting Edge Brush

    Maxim ABT Synthetic Cutting Edge Brush

    From:£1.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  2. Purdy Monarch Elite Paint Brush

    Purdy Monarch Elite Paint Brush

    From:£10.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  3. Purdy Monarch Pro Extra Paint Brush

    Purdy Monarch Pro Extra Paint Brush

    From:£11.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  4. Purdy Dale Elite Angled Edge Paint Brush

    Purdy Dale Elite Angled Edge Paint Brush

    From:£9.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  5. OLFA AXUS (4) Piece Pure Synthetic POINTED Sash Brush Set

    OLFA AXUS (4) Piece Pure Synthetic POINTED Sash Brush Set

    From:£23.95(inc VAT)
  6. Purdy Sprig Elite

    Purdy Sprig Elite

    From:£11.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  7. Purdy Syntox Angular

    Purdy Syntox Angular

    From:£15.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  8. Purdy Syntox Flat

    Purdy Syntox Flat

    From:£14.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  9. Maxim ABT Synthetic Cutting Edge Brush, Angled Long Reach

    Maxim ABT Synthetic Cutting Edge Brush, Angled Long Reach

    From:£2.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  10. Dec Ware Brushes 3 and 4 Ring Dust Brushes (Synthetic)

    Dec Ware Brushes 3 and 4 Ring Dust Brushes (Synthetic)

    From:£12.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  11. Dec Ware Brushes Synthetic Gold

    Dec Ware Brushes Synthetic Gold

    From:£3.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  12. Maxim Diamond (5) Piece Brush Set

    Maxim Diamond (5) Piece Brush Set

    From:£13.95(inc VAT)
  13. Rodo Synthetic Sash Brush Set

    Rodo Synthetic Sash Brush Set

    From:£12.49(inc VAT)
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Frequently asked questions about synthetic paint brushes

  1. What is a synthetic paint brush?

    Synthetic brushes tend to be made from nylon or polyester, or a mixture of the two. This is in contrast to natural bristle brushes which are made from animal hair, commonly badger or hog hair.

  2. Why use a synthetic brush for water based paint?

    Synthetic paint brushes are best for use with water based paints or stains, and are compatible with gloss, satin and eggshell finishes. If you try to use a water based paint with a natural bristle brush you will find that the brush goes limp and it will be much harder to spread the paint effectively.

    Synthetic brushes tend to have a smoother feel and springier bristles which makes it easier to ‘cut in’ - to create straight lights between different surfaces e.g. two adjacent walls, or a wall and a ceiling. You could also choose to use a specialist cutting in brush for this. Synthetic brushes are also good for use with furniture and other woodwork.