Brushes, Knives & Blenders

pencils

We are proud to stock the largest range of brushes and painting knives in New Zealand. Because we have painted with every brand and style of brush that we stock, personally, we can advise you on the best brush to suit your needs.

We stock flats, filberts and rounds in addition to specialty brushes designed for every imaginable artistic task. We also sell scrapers, blenders, rollers, sponges and over 30 styles of painting knives.

Our manufactures include Escoda the finest handmade brush since 1933, Winsor & Newton, Art Spectrum, Daler-Rowney, Hayden, Robert Simmons, Da Vinci and D.A.S. brushes, ranging from student Chinese hog hair to the finest quality Synthetic Mongoose. Not only is our selection unsurpassed, so are our prices.

Natural Hair/Sable

  • Trekell Lettering Quill 8060 Brushes NZD $49.20 - $180.60
    Trekell’s Quill brush sports a six-inch handle for maximum maneuverability. When paired with this unique filament that mixes natural and synthetic squirrel hairs, you get a brush that glides across glass, making its marks effortlessly across smooth surfaces. But, it offers a ton of control, too, both in the amount of liquid it can soak up and disperse and the lines it can create. Letterers will love this one, but those with an open mind will find a lot to like, as well. Because, when you have a brush that’s all virtues, there are always a lot of projects that could use its expertise. Find out how a Quill can help you finish your masterpiece today.... more »
    5 items
  • Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes NZD $7.00 - $65.20
    If you value the good pointing, color handling, spring, and smooth application of natural sable with the durability and value of synthetic brushes, the Sapphire line is for you. Handmade of the finest red Kolinsky hair and synthetic filaments, Sapphire brushes can be used with all media. They feature kiln-dried beechwood handles and precision engineered 22K gold-plated ferrules.... more »
    28 items
  • Calli-Sumi Brushes NZD $7.80 - $10.70
    Calli-Sumi brushes are made with coarse, stiff horse hair which gives a crisp touch. Each brush has been made to suit the demands of various styles of brush calligraphy and Sumi-e, an ancient syle of painting renowned for is simplicity, grace and beauty.... more »
    6 items
  • Yasutomo Hake Sheep Hair Brushes BH3 Hake NZD $2.50 - $8.30
    Yasutomo Hake brushes are unique, flat wide brushes ideal for applying media over large areas, or wash, sizing, glue and more. The flat handle and soft sheep hair give you excellent brush control. They are indispensable tools when working with delicate and absorbent Oriental papers and on art and craft projects.... more »
    5 items
  • Winsor & Newton Squirrel Brush NZD $41.70 - $201.10 11 items
  • Royal S900 Camel Hair Mop NZD $8.86 - $13.32 3 items

Hog Bristle

  • Trekell Series 400 Hog Bristle NZD $8.90 - $49.30
    The Trekell Hog Bristle Brush line has the bristle brush characteristics you've come to expect: flags at the tip, a natural curve, and interlocking bristles assisting you to spread paint smoothly. But the virtue setting Trekell's Hog Bristles apart is the feel. With long black and silver-lacquered handles and nickel-plated brass ferrules, these brushes are perfectly balanced. They move gracefully and evenly; an extension instead of an impediment. A Hog Bristle is an oil or acrylic necessity, one that's as valuable to your collection as it is affordable to own.... more »
    34 items
  • Real Value Set of 4 Long Handle Bristle NZD $20.95
    Contains #6 Round #8 Bright #4 Filbert #12 Flat... more »
  • Princeton Snap! Set of 3 Long Handle Natural Bristle NZD $20.40
    Contains: #4 Round #6 Flat #8 Bright... more »
  • 1180 Bristle Synthetic Mix NZD $9.80 - $32.20 26 items
  • Princeton Gesso Brushes NZD $16.70 - $45.90
    A large natural bristle brush with wood handle ideal for priming canvas or doing large washes. Hand crafted in the U.S.A.... more »
    4 items
  • Best Natural Bristle Oil & Acrylic Brushes NZD $7.10 - $53.60
    Princeton’s flagship line of interlocked bristle, Refine™ starts with premium quality Chungking bristle and adds the panache of hand-formed interlock construction. The natural taper and curve of the bristle is expertly arranged within the hair tuft to form crisp edges and resilient points. Interlocked brushes hold their form in heavy use while other non-interlocked bristle can look more deranged than arranged. The true bounty of Refine™ is in its shape and size offering. Unique shapes like short filberts , extreme egberts, and sharp angle shaders usually only appear in much more expensive European ranges.... more »
    44 items

Synthetic

  • Trekell Golden Nylon 6" Handle NZD $4.50 - $78.90
    The 6" handle version of Trekell's Golden Taklon line takes everything artists love about the 10" version -- the snap, durability, look, and feel -- and transfers it to a complete brush offering complete control. Indeed, the once-frustrating world of fastidious detail is now no match thanks to this brush's nimbleness, flow, and maneuverability. Pair it with its sibling and you have quite the dynamic attack. Of course, that's part of the Golden Taklon line's design: On their own each brush is special, but together they make an unbeatable team. ... more »
    64 items
  • Trekell One Stroke Lettering 8070 Brushes NZD $6.50 - $41.95
    The Trekell synthetic squirrel line offers an equivalent to natural squirrel hair. Designed with control in mind, these brushes bring together precision and unhampered flow without the fear of flare outs. With 6" black handles, feel right when performing detailed work. But, more importantly, you can count on them to work correctly. Trekell's One Stroke Brush went through a meticulous design process to ensure it excels at lettering. Utilizing the versatility and maneuverability of its pinstriping lineage, the One Stroke Brush goes across a painting surface smoothly without a hint of drag. Apply pressure to the 6" black handle to fatten-up lines or ease-back for daintier strokes; either way, you're treated to the cleanliness and clarity that are true Trekell qualities. However you use one, a One Stroke Brush makes its mark.... more »
    7 items
  • Trekell Lettering Quill 8060 Brushes NZD $49.20 - $180.60
    Trekell’s Quill brush sports a six-inch handle for maximum maneuverability. When paired with this unique filament that mixes natural and synthetic squirrel hairs, you get a brush that glides across glass, making its marks effortlessly across smooth surfaces. But, it offers a ton of control, too, both in the amount of liquid it can soak up and disperse and the lines it can create. Letterers will love this one, but those with an open mind will find a lot to like, as well. Because, when you have a brush that’s all virtues, there are always a lot of projects that could use its expertise. Find out how a Quill can help you finish your masterpiece today.... more »
    5 items
  • Trekell Pinstriping Script/Rigger 8050 Brushes NZD $4.90 - $8.30
    The Trekell synthetic squirrel line offers an equivalent to natural squirrel hair. Designed with control in mind, these brushes bring together precision and unhampered flow without the fear of flare outs. With 4" black handles, feel right when performing detailed work. But, more importantly, you can count on them to work correctly. The script brush's long hairs are formed into a narrow point. Tasks requiring delicate details, such as highlighting, outlining, and lettering, are where the script brush has made its name, though its paint-carrying capacity also allows for long, unbroken strokes. ... more »
    5 items
  • Trekell Pinstriping Dagger 8040 Brushes NZD $8.40 - $20.20
    The Trekell synthetic squirrel line offers an equivalent to natural squirrel hair. Designed with control in mind, these brushes bring together precision and unhampered flow without the fear of flare outs. With 4" black handles, feel right when performing detailed work. But, more importantly, you can count on them to work correctly. Though its shape-derived name sounds violent, the dagger brush's use tends to be more elegant. Sure, it can make a sharp line, but it's masterful at creating teardrop-styled shapes. Need a flower, for instance? A dagger will do it. ... more »
    4 items
  • Trekell Pinstriping Sword 8030 Brushes NZD $7.70 - $19.50
    The Trekell synthetic squirrel line offers an equivalent to natural squirrel hair. Designed with control in mind, these brushes bring together precision and unhampered flow without the fear of flare outs. With 4" black handles, feel right when performing detailed work. But, more importantly, you can count on them to work correctly. With a body like a liner brush and a head like an angle brush, the sword brush mixes the best aspects of the aforementioned into a wholly new experience. Its tip can paint a fine line, but if you apply pressure, the line gets wider. A sword brush is a natural for calligraphy and anyone looking for on-the-spot expression.... more »
    4 items

Palette Knives

  • Painting Knife NZD $9.00 - $14.70 8 items
  • Palette Knife NZD $6.20 - $6.78 4 items
  • RGM Classic Painting Knife NZD $9.00
    These high-quality painting knives are offered at an exceptionally low price. They are manufactured of quality, seamless carbon steel and feature solid brass ferrules and hardwood handles with peg holes. Each blade is tempered and ground by hand to assure consistent flexibility and quality.... more »
    24 items
  • RGM Large Palette Knife NZD $9.00 - $22.95
    Made with tempered stainless steel mirror blades and natural handles, these large painting spatulas have superior flexibility and quality. They can be used for mixing, moving and manipulating paint, for applying texture mediums for dimensional artwork and for texturizing paper-born artwork. Available in a variety of unique shapes to fit every artists’ needs. ... more »
    5 items
  • RGM New Age Painting Knife NZD $24.95
    Take your paintings to the next level with these unconventional palette knife styles featuring new unique shapes and a special water-resistant mirror blade. They are great for use with all relief pastes such as mortar, gels (matt gel, heavy gel), modeling pastes, and gesso. These specially shaped knives can also be used when painting with acrylics and oils to obtain “relief” effects with a variety of thicknesses and layers. ... more »
    5 items
  • RGM New Generation Spatula NZD $29.95
    Large palette knives. Blade lengths up to 25cm... more »
    3 items
  • Plastic Palette Knife Set 5 Pce NZD $3.90 Out of Stock
  • Painting Knife No.5 NZD $12.36

Foam Rollers & Brushes

Blenders

  • Squeegee Press Cold Wax Squeegees NZD $22.95 - $32.70
    Custom-designed silicone squeegees have the perfect balance of stiffness and flex for creating beautiful cold wax surfaces. Available in 5 sizes, from 4” to 9”, you’ll find them indispensable for all your needs -- from working in fine detail to laying down large areas of color.... more »
    5 items
  • Catalyst Silicone Wedges NZD $17.50
    Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, these wedges are made of engineered silicone and are ergonomically designed to fit in the hand allowing a direct interaction with art work. They are ideal for oils, acrylics and water-miscible oils, and because they are heat-resistant, they excel at encaustics as well. They also work well with plaster, clay and even frosting. Made of FDA-approved silicone, they are also are great for food crafting. The silicone is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant. Clean up in most cases can be done with mild soap and water. Dried paint can be peeled off the silicone surface.... more »
    6 items
  • Catalyst Silicone Blades NZD $21.50 - $30.90
    Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, these blades are made of engineered silicone and are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation. They are ideal for oils, acrylics and water-miscible oils, and because they are heat-resistant, they excel at encaustics as well. They also work well with plaster, clay and even frosting. Made of FDA-approved silicone, they are also are great for food crafting. The silicone is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant. Clean up in most cases can be done with mild soap and water. Dried paint can be peeled off the silicone surface. The blades can even be separated from their wood handles for cleaning and easily replaced when dry.... more »
    18 items
  • Soft Rubber Blenders NZD $8.00 - $10.00 3 items
  • Hard Rubber Blenders NZD $8.00 - $10.00 3 items
  • DAS Small Blender Set Of 5 NZD $18.50

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  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
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  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
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