Protege fine artist brushes are skillfully hand-crafted with maximum care, attention, and quality control practices to produce the perfect assortment of affordable painting instruments for every medium. Synthetic Premium Taklon hair is designed to simulate the benefits of sable, widely acclaimed as the finest natural artist brush hair. Synthetic bristles are durable, stand up to solvents, and are easy to clean. Taklon filaments are hefty and will hold their shape with a liberal paint load. With slightly softer filaments than their nylon counterpart, taklon brushes very closely resemble the feel of a natural hair brush. For use with acrylics, tempera, watercolor and gouache.