Jackson’s Shiro Hog brushes could well be the best hog brush you will ever paint with.
These brushes have been developed over the past 30 years by experts in the field who know the true meaning of quality. While lower cost bristle brushes are boiled to straighten hairs and then bleached to a uniform colour, Shiro brushes do not undergo boiling and have only minimal bleaching in order to prolong the lifespan of the brush and maintain the strength of the hair. This also means that they retain the natural curve and cuticle, which is essential for achieving the very best shape and spring.
These brushes are not only a pleasure to use with both oils and acrylics, but are also a pleasure to look at, with the natural cream-white bristles fitting into a seamless metal ferrule with a polished long handle. The finest natural hog hair brushes are capable of good colour and liquid holding capacities, and the Shiro is a superb example of this.
As with all natural materials, care must be taken to ensure brush life is optimised, so please remember to always wash brushes in lukewarm water and to store with the brush head away from other surfaces in an airy and shaded environment. Care for the best brush in your collection and it will repay you with long lasting quality.
Jackson’s Shiro Hog Brushes are available in round, flat and filbert shapes in sizes 0 to 12. Selection sets have been created of specially chosen shapes and sizes and are good value.
Are these hog hair thought they were
cruelty free brushes?? ??
The Shiro brushes are made from natural hog bristles.
Perhaps you are thinking of Jackson’s Shinku brush, which has red synthetic hair. The name sounds similar. Or the Jackson’s Akoya which is a synthetic hog bristle.
I just double-checked and we do say ‘hog bristle’ and ‘natural material’ in both the product description and this blog article.
I apologise for any confusion.