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Paint marker buying guide

Which paint marker to buy depends greatly on the task you want to do, as at a basic level, they are all very similar (a single use marker pen that dispenses paint). However you can buy them in all sorts of different colours, brands and tip styles, including several different sizes.

We will leave the colour choice part up to you to decide, but we can give you a quick guide on which tip to go for, and its best use cases.

Bullet tip:

This is the standard multi-use paint marker, used for marking objects with a uniform, clean stroke, making it ideal for block colour, illustration and marking on rough objects.

Chisel tip:

A chisel tip has an angle which, depending on the angle you hold the marker will vary the stroke width, this can help with angles, and precise detail.

Brush tip:

The brush tip paint markers mimic the feel of a paintbrush more so than they do an everyday marker pen. This gives a much more unique, artistic feel to the finished product, and is best suited to softer, more delicate materials, and more intricate designs.

The tip size that you choose will again depend on the size and the detail of your project, block colouring may call for a broader tip, whereas outlines may require something more precise.

There is no one single use for a tip style or size, and you might find that having a quiver of several different styles and colours, gives you much more versatility in your designs.