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Lettering Quill brush grey series 189, by the Mack Brush Co. has more snap than the brown hair lettering quill brushes. The Lettering Quill brush grey series 189 is normally used for medium to small lettering. It can also be used as a fill-in brush and an outliner for large letters. The long hair length allows the brush to carry a lot of paint. The grey quill is also handmade in France and Germany and its equally as important as the brown as an essential brush for the sign painter. The series 189 or 189L is a universal lettering brush. It is used for general commercial work such as: signs, truck lettering, boats, etc. The grey hair in the Lettering Quill brush grey series 189 is more durable than the brown, and this brush is suitable for lettering on most surfaces.
Lettering Quill brush grey series 189 for hand lettering that are made from grey talahoutky squirrel hair is much softer than hand lettering quills made from grey squirrel hair. These sign painter brushes come with Black Lacquered wood handles. The only difference between these sign painter hand lettering brushes series 189L and the Mack Brush 189 is the Black lacquered handle on the 189l ans the 189 has raw wood to save you money, both types of lettering quills are the same length, same size and same grey squirrel hairs. Both types of grey hair quills have graduated hair lengths. This brown Lettering Quill brush grey series 189 is handmade in France and Germany by highly specialized brush makers. This lettering quill is an essential tool in every sign painter's kit. The brown quill is best suited for smooth surfaces such as glass or automotive surfaces. It has a round ferrule and the hair comes in graduated lengths. Lettering Quill brush grey series 189 also available in 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20.
Brush Tips by Ron Percell, I always use refined Lard Oil as a brush preservative to get the most life out of my Brushes. I ran across a old sign kit of mine that had been stored for 15 years and the refined Lard oil was still fresh. Before I used some of those vegtable based products and they would dry and crystalize in 3-6 month, it took some serious soaking to get the stuff out of the brushes. Over the years of making professional chemicals for the sign painting industry I've learned that those few waterbased (plant based) oils are natural Varnishes, now tell me, would you leave varnish in your brushes, I don't think so. Avoid automotive oils, they have detergents which eat at the hairs. In a pinch, mineral oil will for a short time but isnt thick enough, so stick with refined Lard Oil like the Old Timers did...