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Quill Lettering Brushes Red Sable series 818, by the Mack Brush Co. for Lettering, Showcards and Outlining. Mack Brush Series 818 - Pure Red Sable Lettering and Showcard brushes. These lettering and showcard brushes are shorter in hair length than Mack's Outliners and Quills, which results in much more control over the brush. Quill Lettering Brushes Red Sable series 818 hair has more spring and is more flexible than Mack Brushes other quills and outliners. Round Red Sable Brush for Lettering with perfect Square Edge. After painting it returns easily to its initial shape. Red Sable is not as soft as squirrel and will not hold as much paint. Available in Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8. 10, 12, 14, 16 with hair lengths from 2-1/32" - 1-1/4" Individual brushes listed BELOW!
Attention: Showcard brushes are never Oiled, because showards a usually in Water-Based paints. We always have a set that never see oil bases paint. Now I don't want to scare you away from using Quill Lettering Brushes Red Sable series 818 in oil based paints, because they work well with oils too.
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 vegetable based products and they would dry and crystallize 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 water based (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...