Silicone Paint Brush With Bamboo Handle SBHB #3
This brush is made specifically for working with encaustic medium on a hotbox. It can be used with other media, however, because it is silicone, it will hold up to the heat and has soft flexible bristles that make it ideal for working on a hotbox.
This particular brush has 2" silicone bristles which will be a bit stiff, but still soft and flexible. The bristles are similar in size (there is a lot of variation, but all somewhat thin) and work by making reductive marks.
- The handle is 10" in length
- The bristles are 2" in length
This type of brush can make a wide variety of controlled marks and fine lines etc.
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How To Care For A Silicone HOT WAX brush
To wash the brush to remove encaustic medium/wax that may be on the bristles from the last use. simply boil some water and immerse the tips of the bristles into the hot water. Wash the bristles after you have softened the medium with mild soap by gently rotating the silicone bristles in the palm of your hand or gently moving the bristles back and forth with your fingers. Do not pull on bristles. Use a paper towel to remove the remaining excess wax once the wax has melted/softened. You can also remove excess wax by setting the bristles directly onto the hot box surface allowing some of the wax to melt off the bristles.
The silicone is heat resistant (made to withstand oven temps) and will not degrade when used on a hot surface.