The House&Canvas 1 1/2″ White Bristle Chip Brush is an affordable high quality brush for projects involving paint, varnish or wax. Our chip brushes have a solid wood handle and the bristles are 100% hog hair. Our bristles will hold more paint than a synthetic brush. Hog hair is stiffer than other natural bristles which makes it perfect for applying heavier paints like acrylic or oil which is exactly why we chose Hog hair when designing our brushes for our line of Chalk Finish Paint and finishes. If cared for, Hog Hair will soften with age and will provide consistent results until the hairs are completely worn down.