The best paintbrushes for oils in July 2024

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There's plenty to consider when choosing the best paintbrushes for oils, but one thing's for sure; artists certainly end up with a big selection.

When picking a paintbrush, you'll be assessing its shape and size, but also more complex aspects. How will the handle length affects the expression of the brushstroke? Will the hair type hold enough paint, be the optimal firmness and hold shape? We've considered all of these elements, plus some practical considerations like cost and availability, to come up with our picks of the best paintbrushes for oils.

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Josephine Watson
Managing Editor for Lifestyle

Josephine Watson (@JosieWatson) is an experienced tech journalist with experience writing on a variety of topics from pop culture to gaming and even the energy industry. She is the Managing Editor of Lifestyle on CreativeBloq's sister site, TechRadar, overseeing the Lifestyle vertical (Cameras, Home and Wellness) and How-To's, where she can be found writing across multiple channels including computing, software, homes and gaming.

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