Daler-Rowney Brushes

Daler-Rowney knows that high quality brushes are the most important tools of an artists’ trade. Their design and manufacture demands precision, patience and skill. Artists can rest assured that every Daler-Rowney brush is designed to meet the requirements of discerning artists. Every Daler-Rowney brush is made from the finest materials, individually hand-crafted from start to finish by brush makers with generations of experience. Expert knowledge is used for the selection of raw materials that make up a brush – hairs, filaments, ferrule and wood – and for the care and precision in the manufacture of Daler-Rowney brushes.

Daler-Rowney are so confident in the quality of their craftsmanship that they offer a lifetime guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship for all brushes they make.


"Diana" Sable Brushes

The Diana series represents the very best in sable brushes. The finest quality Kolinsky sable is used in the manufacture of these watercolour brushes. Sable is essential to achieve the highest possible standards for strength, spring, colour and water holding capacity. There is no better natural hair or man-made fibre than the Kolinsky sable used in the Diana series.

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Sapphire Brushes

The unique blend of only the finest red sable hair and tapered synthetic filaments work together to create a brush that performs like a sable, and lasts like a synthetic. Sapphire is designed for artists who demand the pointing quality, colour-holding and spring of a traditional sable, as well as the durability and value associated with synthetic brushes. Sapphire comes in a wide choice of head shapes with short handles, for fine art and decorative painting in watercolours, oils, acrylic, ink and gouache.

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Dalon Brushes

Dalon is the first real rival to the sable brush. It is a remarkable man-made brush that imitates sable hair. Each Dalon filament is extruded and tapered to a point, just like natural hair. The construction of the brush head is meticulously hand crafted with exactly the same care and attention as Daler-Rowney Sable brushes. Dalon’s high resilience and durability ensures excellent shape retention and long life and cna be used equally well with oils, acrylics and watercolours. Dalon fills the demand for a brush with a very similar performance to Sable but at a fraction of the cost.

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Cryla Brushes

Designed for acrylic painting, all Cryla brushes have natural-look synthetic fibres that offer good even performance and strong levels of durability. They also feature a titanium/silver finish, seamless ferrule and coloured handle that retain the Cryla marbled finish. The synthetic bristles are excellent for use with all heavy bodied acrylics and come to fine point and chisel edge every time.

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Aquafine Watercolour Brushes

Aquafine brushes utilise Daler-Rowney’s unique formulation of thick and thin filaments tapered to a point, as well as different lengths to become a remarkable imitation of natural sable hair. This special construction allows Daler-Rowney synthetic brushes to outperform all other synthetic brushes as far as point and stroke and will not split. They have excellent shape retention and longer life than natural sable hair.

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System 3 Acrylic Brushes

System 3 acrylic brushes are resilient and durable – an ideal painting tool for all artists. The single thickness of soft synthetic filaments gives a good snap and perfect spring ideal for acrylic painting. The soft, dark tipped synthetic filaments and black aluminium ferrule combined with an ergonomic, short yellow handle gives this brush style, affordability, flexibility and comfort. The balance of this unique handle prevents fatigue even after hours of painting.

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Georgian Oil Brushes

Georgian brushes are resilient, durable and sturdy hog bristle brushes that have good colour retention which are easy to use. They have extra fine quality Chungking bristle with a high percentage of natural flags for maximum colour holding and smooth flexible strokes. They’re hand-made using traditional interlocked construction for durability and control. Sized from 1 upwards they come in a variety of head shapes and different strokes.

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Bristlewhite Hog Brushes

A pure hog bristle brush that can be instantly recognised by its white tipped blue handle, the Bristlewhite brush is manufactured from the finest quality Chunking hog bristle which is recognised for its resilience and durability. As with all good hog brushes, it is the natural shade of the hair, dressed by hand, using interlocked construction which helps to retain the shape, allowing perfect control for firm strokes and delicate touches.

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Graduate Brushes

TheGraduate brush range has been created meet the needs of both students and hobbyists. The range features a range of traditional available as open stock or in brush wallets containing 3, 4 or 5 brushes, all of which offer excellent value for money. Graduate brushes are available in a range of 54 brushes with 16 different head shapes in a range of sizes with either long or short handles. The range features brushes with a variety of hair types to suit either acrylic, oil or watercolour techniques. All the open stock brushes and wallets are available at the same price– there is a one price for all open stock brushes and there are 3 price points for the wallets ie. One price for all 3 brush wallets, one price for all 4 brush wallets and one price for all 5 brush wallet sets. Graduate brushes have a unique rating system to indicate the suitability of the brush (or brush wallet) for use with oil, acrylic or watercolour. The number of stars on the wallet or display (for open stock) indicates the level of performance or suitability for use with that particular medium. All Graduate brushes are hand crafted with high quality materials. The hair types for brushes in the Graduate range are as follows:
Synthetic: Resilient, durable. Excellent snap and edge. Great for all types of paint.
Dark Tip Synthetic: Greater holding capacity & perfect spring & point for Watercolour. Interlocked Bristle: Flexible natural flags. Ideal for Oils and heavy bodied Acrylics Pony/Synthetic Mix: Carrying capacity of natural hair, with the spring and durability of synthetics. Perfect for watercolour.
Black Goat: High absorption rate and good spring. Ideal for fluid colour washes.
White Goat: Hand cupped natural points. Great for wet or dry techniques.

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Simply Brushes

The range of Simply brushes has been designed to meet the needs of the beginning artist. They provide quality at an economical price. The Simply range of brushes consists of 30 brush wallets categorised into 3 sections – Watercolour, Acrylic and Oil. The brushes feature a variety of hair types each suited to particular use – Gold Taklon for acrylics, Bristle for oil and Camel (a blend of natural hair) for watercolours. The type of hair featured on the brushes is displayed on the wallet and the brush handles and wallets are colour coded according to the technique of primary use e.g. Blue for watercolour. The Simply range of brushes feature 12 different head shapes in a variety of sizes as well both long and short handles.

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Sakura Koi Waterbrushes

The self contained water reservoir inside the handle delivers water conveniently & directly to the brush tip. The fine flexible nylon brush tip provides excellent watercolor dilution and can produce fine lines or bold broad strokes.

Available in 3 sizes (small, medium and long).

Available in 2 tanks (short: 4.0ml capacity and NEW long: 9.0ml capacity).