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Quill Lettering Brushes Grey series 189, by the Mack Brush Co. is an excellent overall lettering brush. The Quill Lettering Brushes 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. These are Sign Making Lettering quills, made from the finest Brown Kazan Squirrel hair. This brush excellent with softer hair, works great on glass, aluminum any smooth surface. Equally as important as the brown as an essential brush for the sign painter.
Quill Lettering Brushes Grey series 189 for hand lettering that are made from brown squirrel hair is much softer than hand lettering quills made from grey squirrel hair. These sign painter brushes come with raw wood handles which saves you money. The only difference between these sign painter hand lettering brushes series 189L and the Mack Brush 189 is the Black lacquered handle, both types of lettering quills are the same length, same size and same brown squirrel hairs. Both types of brown hair soft quills have graduated hair lengths. This brown Quill Lettering Brushes 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. Brown Quills are slightly softer than the grey quills. It has a flat ferrule and the hair comes in graduated lengths. Quill Lettering Brushes Grey series 189 Available in 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Individual brushes listed BELOW!
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...