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

  • Escoda 2920 Kolinsky-Tajmyr Brights NZD $21.40 - $54.30 6 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 $30.70 - $246.95 12 items
  • Royal S900 Camel Hair Mop NZD $8.86 - $13.32 3 items

Hog Bristle

  • 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 »
  • Gamblin Varnish Brush NZD $39.95 - $63.95
    Recommended for applying Gamvar. Made in Italy using natural, flagged-end bristles. ... more »
    2 items
  • 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

  • Real Value Set of 4 Long Handle White Taklon NZD $23.95
    Contains: #6 Round #8 Bright #6 Filbert #12 Flat... more »
  • Princeton Snap! Set of 3 Long Handle White Taklon NZD $26.30
    Contains: #6 Bright #6 Fibert #8 Round... more »
  • Catalyst Polytip Bristle Brushes NZD $9.60 - $123.90
    These innovative synthetic bristle brushes have individual hairs that have been split to replicate the natural flags on the finest natural brush. Each hair has two to three distinct tips, allowing the brush to hold a higher volume of paint while providing a smoother application. These brush heads are stiff but responsive, and unlike natural hog bristles, have real integrity in water.... more »
    37 items
  • Select Brushes NZD $4.80 - $16.95
    A line of brushes for decorative artists. In addition to traditional shapes, the Select brush line features many unique brushes for the home décor and craft painter including filbert grainers, oval mops, lunar blenders, dagger strippers, deerfoots and chisel blenders.... more »
    72 items
  • Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Brushes NZD $7.80 - $86.90
    Princeton has done it again. Almost 20 years ago, Princeton gave artists a synthetic version of sable that was almost the equal of fine Kolinsky and is still the standard for performance for its rivals. "When we set out to create a synthetic version of squirrel we developed a brush that may actually outperform the natural version. Neptune is our thirstiest brush ever delivering oceans of color to the sheet. Experts in natural hair have been incredulous that this is actually synthetic. We are proud to offer Neptune in a beautiful range of shapes including mottlers and quills. The beautiful sea glass handles of our aquarelle brushes are the signature of the line." ... more »
    30 items
  • DAS 6400B NZD $6.70 - $28.70 7 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 3 items

Foam Rollers & Brushes

Blenders

  • Catalyst Silicone Wedges NZD $15.50
    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 $18.00
  • DAS Small Blender Round NZD $5.00

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Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (North Shore): $5.50 per order *
  • Shorthaul (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30

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