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5519S "Sky Wash" Oval Silver Mop™ – White Goat Hair
- Handmade by artisans
- The hair are highly “dressed”, which means they’ve been thoroughly cleaned and prepped so that you have the best painting experience
- Durable nickel-plated brass ferrules won’t bent, meaning your brush will hold its shape over time
- Round mop brushes are good for wide coverage while the Sky Wash (similar to a filbert shape) allows for slightly more precision
Silver Mop™ – White Goat Hair
Before you start using your mop brush, it’s a good idea to use a technique called “knifing” to remove any hairs that may be loose so they don’t end up in your painting later. Use the back of a butter knife and simply comb through the brush head a few times. Now you’re ready to paint!
These white goat hair mops are incredibly versatile. They can be used in acrylic paint, oil paint, pastels, and charcoal for blending and softening color, or in watercolor for washes, lifting color, creating texture and painting in clouds. You can also use them to apply gold leaf to a painting, remove debris from a clay sculpture, brush dust off of ceramics and so much more.
When using this mop, it’s important to note that the hairs stay soft when wet and will leave very little texture behind in your strokes.
Specific Way to Clean the Brush
- Be sure to clean your brush after each painting session. Letting paint dry in the brush can cause it to not perform as expected.
- Never leave your brush sitting in water for any length of time.
- If you are painting with acrylics, wipe as much paint off of the brush head as you can before massaging the paint out in warm running water.
- If you are painting with oils, wipe as much paint off of the brush head as you can before cleaning it with an artist-grade odorless solvent.
- If you are painting with watercolor or gouache, rinse the head of the brush with warm water until the water runs clear.
- Always lay your brushes Fan to dry. Leaving them upright can cause water and/or excess paint to seep into the metal ferrule and it will eventually ruin the brush.