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    Painting brush

    1. For painting with a brush, if we pick up too much water paint with the brush, the water colour will drop everywhere. If I want to stop one's been doing it, shall I say,"you have to catch the drip on the paint cup to avoid dripping all over."
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    2. There are different sizes if a painting brush. Some are with thin brush while others are in big brush.

    Are thin brush and big brush the proper name to describe?
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    3. If we call the whole stick of painting tool as brush, then
    what do we call the long stick of the brush and the hairy part of it?

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    Re: Painting brush

    3. Paintbrush is the more common name, whether you're painting a picture or your house front.

    Here's a picture with named parts of the brush:

    Art Glossary: Parts of an Artist's Brush

    I hadn't realised a paintbrush was such a complicated implement.



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    Re: Painting brush

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Art Glossary: Parts of an Artist's Brush

    I hadn't realised a paintbrush was such a complicated implement.
    Neither had I - and Rover and I are both native speakers, and experienced teachers of English, Ju

    There are answers to some of the questions you ask, but many native speakers do not know them. They are either technical terms or things that the average person rarely finds him/herself talking about.

    If you are interested in such uncommon expressions, that is fine; however, do be aware that you are not improving your general ability in English by learning these things.

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    Re: Painting brush

    Different types of painting brushes available in the market and it is extremely important for you to understand the type of brushes and what they are used for. Different brushes are used for different purposes.
    stiff brushes
    soft brushes
    synthetic brushes
    natural brushes

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    Re: Painting brush

    Quote Originally Posted by nalysale View Post
    Different types of painting brushes are available in on the market and it is extremely important for you to understand the type of brushes and what they are used for. Different brushes are used for different purposes.
    stiff brushes
    soft brushes
    synthetic brushes ?
    natural brushes ?
    These are different types only in that you have used different adjectives. I am not sure what synthetic and natural brushes are. Are you?

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    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Re: Painting brush

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I hadn't realised a paintbrush was such a complicated implement.



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    Yes, and it's a strange creature with its belly between its heel and its toe.

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    Re: Painting brush

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    Yes, and it's a strange creature with its belly between its heel and its toe.
    What does it mean of its belly between its heel and its toe?

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    Re: Painting brush

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What does it mean of its belly between its heel and its toe?

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    Did you look at Rover's link?

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