My favorite paintbrush (who will henceforth be called “The Traitor”) started to prematurely lose its bristles a couple of months ago. It was the only brush of its size in my brush jar, and I needed it for the smaller spaces in this painting.
So yesterday I went out and bought three new brushes of a similar size to…The Traitor.Why did it take so long for me to buy new brushes? I always wait until I absolutely need a new one because they are expensive. Despite their small size, these brushes were in the $6-$11/each range. And these are only medium-good quality. Once the brushes get bigger, the price starts to skyrocket, and if you’re buying a whole set…whoa. BUT if you don’t invest in quality brushes, you’ll end up with an unreliable tool, and a painting full of bristles. So you might as well bite the bullet and spend a little more.
Ever spend your hard-earned cash on a tool that failed you? Tell me about it! I would love to know that I’m not the only one who got jilted!