Tip File: Get a Grip (On Your Brush, That Is)

The following is a tip from Andrew Denman that ran in the November 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine, in the feature article “Tools That Are Tried-And-True.”

“Several years ago I began having minor hand pain from overuse. My physical therapist recommended wrapping the brush handles with shelf liner to soften the grip. Shelf liner can be purchased at most drugstores and hardware and home stores and can be cut to size and adhered to the brush grip with a small amount of hot glue. More recently I’ve also experimented with vet wrap—a stretchy material used for making temporary casts and bandages for animals. The wrap is available from most vet supply catalogs and has the advantage of being self-adhesive, so no glue is required to add softness and girth to the brush grip.” —Andrew Denman

Denman’s work was also featured in the October 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Click here to purchase the issue and read about his portraits of birds in acrylic in “Feathers & Finesse.”

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