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Brush care with Squidmar

Today’s word is: ferrule. You’re going to hear it a lot in this video from Squidmar, which is all about brush care.

I have to admit, I’m guilty of most of these mistakes myself. This is the reason why I don’t use expensive paint brushes. What generally happens with me is that I get a new brush, wear it out quickly, and then use it for drybrushing, washes, and texture paints, because it’s already ruined.

Squidmar’s successful Kickstarter is now shipping, and those brushes will benefit from some careful use.

There’s probably a better way. I did receive a new set of paint brushes for Christmas, and hopefully this video will help me keep them in good condition for longer.

2 comments on “Brush care with Squidmar

  1. Bookstooge
    January 3, 2021

    You write “Squidmar”. All I am reading is “Squidward” from SpongeBob 😉

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  2. Faust
    January 3, 2021

    Some of it makes sense, but I think you have to take it all with a grain of salt. A rep from Winsor Newton told me not to use Masters Brush cleaner, for instance. I’ve also been told to never clip a stray hair and to instead just keep reshaping the brush. So in these cases, I just kinda go with my instinct and watch what works and what doesn’t for me.

    As expensive brushes get older, I just cycle them into base work duty. And keep the newer brushes for really fine highlights.

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