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Introduction to rigger paint brushes
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A rigger or liner brush is a thin brush extremely long bristles. These may come to a sharp point, but can have a flat or square tip. (If it's angled, they tend to be called a sword brush.) Rigger brushes are great for producing fine lines with a consistent width, making them ideal for painting thin branches on trees, boat masts, or cat's whiskers. They're also good for signing your name on a painting.

Buy Direct: Winsor & Newton Rigger Brush with medium-length bristles
Buy Direct: Escadoa Liner Brush with extra-long bristles

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