Escoda Ultimo Synthetic Squirrel Hair Brushes are an almost perfect imitation of squirrel hair. Thanks to the artificial hair in this Ultimo Tendo Brush series, extraordinary softness and a capacity to retain liquids is achieved which is virtually the same as that found in the natural squirrel hair brushes. This synthetic squirrel hair brush is ideal for watercolours. The short lacquered wood handle offers control for detailed work. The Ultimo series could become a synthetic hair benchmark to gradually replace natural hair in the future.
Before Ultimo, the major difference between natural and synthetic squirrel brushes, besides the price, was the inability of synthetic fibres to hold enough water, resulting in annoyingly shorter wet strokes while painting the sky or sea. Escoda has managed to bridge this gap between synthetic and natural squirrel hair. The Ultimo Fibres hold as much if not more water.
The process of designing and creating Escoda Ultimo Tendo brushes in their factory begins and ends with brush artisans. Each brush is meticulously crafted by hand resulting in a brush that will be of service for years to come. A triple crimp (exclusive trademark design for Escoda) is applied to the brush ensuring a fixed ferrule that will remain in place for a lifetime of use. The Ultimo brushes go through a curing process, original to the Escoda company, which consolidates and locks each hair in place creating a permanent brush shape. It also increases the natural spring of the brush and its ability to retain the original form / shape.
Escoda Ultimo Tendo Brushes have a substantial belly and a precise point, allowing you to pick up a large quantity of paint at a time as well as painting fine lines and detailing with it. These brushes have amazing flexibility and spring, giving an artist great control.
- Best Synthetic Squirrel Hair; extremely soft with great retention capacity
- Ideal for Watercolours and suitable for Gouache, Stiffness: 1 on 6
- Triple Crimped Ferrule, ensuring that it will remain in place for a lifetime of use
- Substantial belly, precise point and amazing spring / snap
- Handle: Short, Shape: Mop, Size: 14
Escoda Mop brushes are slightly different from traditional quill / wire bound mop brushes. Unlike most traditional mop brushes where hairs are bound with wires, Escoda has designed its mop brush by using a metal circular ferrule much like a standard round brush. There are two major advantages to this triple crimped ferrule – Firstly, the nicely bound hairs stay snuggly in the ferrule after many uses unlike quill / wire bound mops, where the loose hairs fall out and get stuck to the paper. Secondly, in case you are an artist who uses the brush almost flat (at almost a 180 degree angle) to the paper, you will not end up scratching the paper with Escoda Mops, unlike the traditional quill / wire bound mops.
Mop brushes have long hairs, and a natural-shaped tip. They are round versions of the wash brush, made of soft, absorbent hair. It is useful for laying in large areas of water or color, for wetting the surface, and for absorbing excess media.
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