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quills for lettering

quills for lettering
Quills for Lettering

Buy quills for Hand Lettering Signs. Sign Painters have used Quill Lettering Brushes for centuries. The traditional Quill Lettering Brushes will always have a place in a sign painter’s kit. Brown Quill Lettering Brushes are best suited for working on smooth surfaces such as glass, and metal. Grey Quill Lettering Brushes have more snap than browns, and is used for more general commercial sign painting work such as signs, truck lettering, and boats.  Grey hairs are more durable than browns and are suitable for hand lettering on most surfaces. Mixed hair Quill Lettering Brushes offer alternatives to the grey hairs or brown hairs, see individual series for hair mixture specifics. We feature brushes from the Mack Brush Company, Scharff Brush and Brushes by Percell Along with the Quill Lettering Brushes, we've include a few of the other commonly needed materials and brushes listed BELOW!

Brush Tips by Ron Percell, I always use refined Lard Oil as a brush preservative to get the most life out of my Brushes. I ran across a old sign kit of mine that had been stored for 15 years and the refined Lard oil was still fresh. Before I used some of those vegetable based products and they would dry and crystallize in 3-6 month, it took some serious soaking to get the stuff out of the brushes. Over the years of making professional chemicals for the sign painting industry I've learned that those few water-based (plant based) oils are natural Varnishes, now tell me, would you leave varnish in your brushes, I don't think so. Avoid automotive oils, they have detergents which eat at the hairs. In a pinch, mineral oil will for a short time but isn't thick enough, so stick with refined Lard Oil like the Old Timers did...