A guide to the different brush shapes

There are many different shapes of paint brushes, and each one is good for different things. Here are a few of the most common shapes:

 

Flat brush

This brush has a straight edge, like a rectangle. It's good for painting large areas and for making straight lines.


Round brush

This brush has a pointed tip, like a cone. It's good for making thin lines and for painting details.


Filbert brush

This brush has a flat, oval-shaped tip. It's good for painting curved lines and for blending colors together.

Fan brush

This brush has bristles that are spread out like a fan. It's good for creating texture and for blending colors together.


Angle brush

This brush has a slanted edge, like a triangle. It's good for painting corners and for making diagonal lines.

Mop brush

This brush has a big, round tip. It's good for painting large areas and for making soft, blended edges.

 

So when you're painting, you can choose a brush shape based on what you want to paint. If you're painting a large area, a flat brush might be best. But if you're painting details, a round brush might be better. And if you want to create texture or blend colors, a fan brush or filbert brush might be just what you need!