Warcolor Paint Brush Test, How do they compare?
I’ve been quite interested in checking out the paint brushes sold by Warcolors and their paints as well.
I was part of the beta testing of the paints but never got around to buying any afterwards. But with the release of their brushes I thought it was time to order some.
So I made a small order and got a size 1 brush which is my favourite and mostly used size of paint brush.
The first thing that stands out is the thickness of the handle. It’s quite a lot thicker at the tip before the ferrule than any brush I’ve used.
To be honest, I was a bit sceptical about it but from my small testing, it acctually feels quite nice. It’s something I think will require a little time to get fully used to. On their website they say that it helps to not strain the hand and I can definitely see that being true.
The handle is a little bit longer than my normal brushes but it’s not a big difference but it’s down to personal preference.
The hair is 100% kolinsky and they are a little bit shorter than the brushes I normaly use. Probably somewhere in between the normal Series 7 and the mini version. I’ve never really used the shorter types before so it felt a bit weird but that’s just from my inexperience.
I’ve been using it for a while, and I like it.
Comparing it to my W&N Series 7 and Raphael, they aren’t 100% as good but they they are very good no doubt about it . When you take the price into consideration, they are hard to beat.
I can highly recommend them for anyone in this hobby and especially if you don’t want to spend as much as the S7s or Raphael cost.
A size 1 Warcolor brush will set you back 3.8€ and here in Sweden a size 1 Series 7 around 16€ so it’s a big difference.