The Da Vinci Series 410 & 450 Gilder’s Dusters are front-line tools for any gilding project. These brushes serve two primary purposes:
- (Oval Shape) used to dust away freshly gilded surfaces to allow for greater detail
- (Square Edge Shape) used to tamp down metal leaf and other metals.
The 410 series is better for higher karat gold work as it is made of Russian Blue Squirrel hair, while the Series 450, which is made of Black Goat Hair (for softer texture), is used for silver, metal leaf, and lower karate gold. Both of these brushes are essential for artists that finds themselves working with metal lead and gilding.