Vanishing brushes are also often used in oil
painting. There are many types of vanishing brushes. The price
of a vanishing brush varies but good vanishing brushes
are often expensive. However, you can often find
affordable yet good vanishing brushes that will do the job
fine. For quality oil painting, stay away from the very cheap
What are vanishing brushes made of?
Vanishing brushes are often made of:
Uses of vanishing brushes
Vanishing brushes have many uses in oil
painting. A good vanishing brush is handy for applying coating
or primers such as Gesso or an oil underpainting white. Bear in
mind that when using Gesso, wash the Gesso off from the
vanishing brush immediately after using or the vanishing brush
will be ruined.
Which vanishing brush to use?
When you need more control, use a thin
vanishing brush. For multi purpose vanishing brushes, use a 2"
- 2½" wide cutter brush of high quality soft white bristles.
Vanishing brushes come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1" to
about 6" wide. There are also other sizes for vanishing brushes
for different purposes.