This ClipArt gallery offers 49 illustrations of tools used in commercial painting, such as numerous brushes made from different materials, dusters, overgrainers, and more. For fine art brushes, see the Painting Tools and Supplies gallery in the Arts and Architecture collection.

This is a small air brush, or an air operated tool that sprays various forms of ink and dye, painting through a process called nebulization.

Framing of Air Brush

This is a small air brush, or an air operated tool that sprays various forms of ink and dye, painting…

The flat knotted badger blender brush is used by marblers, and all painting requiring good blending. It is sized according to width from 2 to 5 inches wide.

Flat Knotted Badger Blender

The flat knotted badger blender brush is used by marblers, and all painting requiring good blending.…

The round badger blenders are used by artists, and as dusters for gold leaf work.

Round Badger blender

The round badger blenders are used by artists, and as dusters for gold leaf work.

The flat glue brush is used to apply glue. It is a flat metal bound brush with a chiseled edge.

Flat Glue Brush

The flat glue brush is used to apply glue. It is a flat metal bound brush with a chiseled edge.

The Kalsomine brush is a painting brush made of fiber.

Kalsomine Brush

The Kalsomine brush is a painting brush made of fiber.

The mottler brush is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

Mottler Brush

The mottler brush is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

The mottler brush is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

Mottler Brush

The mottler brush is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

The mottler is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

Mottler Brush

The mottler is used to remove areas of colored glaze to create lighter highlighted areas.

The round glue brush is used to apply glue. It is metal bound, flat, and has a chiseled edge.

Round Glue Brush

The round glue brush is used to apply glue. It is metal bound, flat, and has a chiseled edge.

The stucco wall paint brush is used to paint stucco.

Stucco Wall Paint Brush

The stucco wall paint brush is used to paint stucco.

The stucco wall paint brush is used to paint stucco.

Stucco Wall Paint Brush

The stucco wall paint brush is used to paint stucco.

The painter's car scrub brush is made out of very stiff bristles, and is a very useful tool for carriage painting.

Painter's Car Scrubs

The painter's car scrub brush is made out of very stiff bristles, and is a very useful tool for carriage…

These hooks are of hand forged steel and are tested to stand a tensile strain of 1800 pounds. The rings in the upper ends of these cornice hooks are used to tie a rope into. The rope is then made fast to a chimney or other safe hold while the hooks rest on the cornice of the roof.

Cornice Hook

These hooks are of hand forged steel and are tested to stand a tensile strain of 1800 pounds. The rings…

The painter's duster, either round or flat come in white or black bristles.The best duster in quality is the one made with white bristles.

Painter's Duster

The painter's duster, either round or flat come in white or black bristles.The best duster in quality…

There are places, one finds occasionally, which are very difficult to reach even with a ladder. For example high places on poles and stack and chimneys. Also there are places which are so obstructed with pipes or some other objects as to be difficult or impossible to reach by ordinary methods. Then this pole brush holder saves time.

Extension Brush Holder

There are places, one finds occasionally, which are very difficult to reach even with a ladder. For…

This is used to rub the gloss and roughness off of painted, enameled and varnished surfaces with pumice stone and water or oil for very fine polished finishes. Size: 2 1/4 inches wide and 6 inches long.

Felt Rubbing Pad

This is used to rub the gloss and roughness off of painted, enameled and varnished surfaces with pumice…

The badger hair flowing brush is made of natural badger style china bristles. They are the best handmade flowing brushes for use with urethanes, varnishes and enamels for ultra fine finish results.

Badger Hair Flowing Brush

The badger hair flowing brush is made of natural badger style china bristles. They are the best handmade…

The angular bristle fresco brush is a weighted brush used for polishing waxed floors or varnished floors.

Angular Bristle Fresco Brush

The angular bristle fresco brush is a weighted brush used for polishing waxed floors or varnished floors.

The badger hair flowing brush is ideal for bottom paint, varnish and high gloss marine coatings.

Badger Hair flowing

The badger hair flowing brush is ideal for bottom paint, varnish and high gloss marine coatings.

The whitewash head is used to calcimine ceilings or walls.

Whitewash Head

The whitewash head is used to calcimine ceilings or walls.

The flat black lettering sable brush is a flat one stroke brush that is best used for heavy colors

Flat Black Sable Lettering Brush

The flat black lettering sable brush is a flat one stroke brush that is best used for heavy colors

The camel's hair mottler brush is used for paint or lacquer where a fine finish is required.

Camel's Hair Mottler

The camel's hair mottler brush is used for paint or lacquer where a fine finish is required.

The camel's hair mottler brush is used for paint or lacquer where a fine finish is required.

Camel's Hair Mottler

The camel's hair mottler brush is used for paint or lacquer where a fine finish is required.

The fantail over-grainer brush is sized according to the width of the head from 1 inch up to 4 inches wide.

Fantail Over-grainer Brush

The fantail over-grainer brush is sized according to the width of the head from 1 inch up to 4 inches…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

This is a 6 part pipe over-grainer. It is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as a piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

This is a 6 part pipe over-grainer. It is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as mahogany, maple, and walnut. It is referred to as piper over-grainer because of the way the bristles are clumped together on the brush.

Piped Overgrainer

The piped over-grainer is a brush that is used to create the shaped grain found in hardwoods such as…

Not so commonly used now as in years gone by. Yet, in a well equipped shop the paint mill finds many uses. In mixing putty, grinding and mixing colors, working over old paint skins to be made into paint for rough work the paint mill has its place. Paint mills come in four sizes: 1/4 to 3 gallon capacity and for hand or power operation.

Paint Mill

Not so commonly used now as in years gone by. Yet, in a well equipped shop the paint mill finds many…

This is a paper and cloth intended to be used once or twice and then destroyed to avoid cleaning.

Paint Strainer

This is a paper and cloth intended to be used once or twice and then destroyed to avoid cleaning.

This paint strainer has a removable metal bottom which can be cleaned or replaced easily.

Paint Strainer

This paint strainer has a removable metal bottom which can be cleaned or replaced easily.

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards and the back A is removed by unhooking the brass spring clips B, B, and lifting it out. The tracing is laid on the glass C, with the inked side touching the glass. A sheet of the prepared paper, perfectly dry, is laid on the tracing with the yellow side downwards." — Hallock, 1905

Painting Frame

"A printing frame that is well adapted to sheets not over 17 in. x 21 in. The frame is placed face downwards…

Used on shingle roofs when painting or staining roofs.

Roof Bracket

Used on shingle roofs when painting or staining roofs.

This furniture rubbing brush comes in a variety of shapes and forms, and is used as a finisher.

Furniture rubbing Brush

This furniture rubbing brush comes in a variety of shapes and forms, and is used as a finisher.

The swing scaffold is a temporary platform which is suspended from the ceiling or top of a building. It is used by workers to sit or stand when performing tasks at heights above the ground.

Swing Scaffold

The swing scaffold is a temporary platform which is suspended from the ceiling or top of a building.…

A wide putty knife. Comes 2 1/2 to 4 inches wide and is used for scraping off paint from old surfaces when the paint has cracked and scaled or blistered.

Scraping Knife

A wide putty knife. Comes 2 1/2 to 4 inches wide and is used for scraping off paint from old surfaces…

This walnut stippler brush is made from dark bristles of long-haired hogs. It is used to render small fine undergrainig found in some woods.

Walnut Stippler

This walnut stippler brush is made from dark bristles of long-haired hogs. It is used to render small…

The sash tool brush is used for painting small items, for cutting in on corners, and for hard-to-get-at spaces.

Sash Tool

The sash tool brush is used for painting small items, for cutting in on corners, and for hard-to-get-at…

This sash tool brush has a chiseled edge. It is used for painting small items, cutting in on corners, and for hard-to-get-at spaces.

Sash Tool

This sash tool brush has a chiseled edge. It is used for painting small items, cutting in on corners,…

This sash tool brush has a chiseled edge. It is used for painting small items, cutting in on corners, and for hard-to-get-at spaces.

Sash Tool

This sash tool brush has a chiseled edge. It is used for painting small items, cutting in on corners,…

Painters use this gasoline torch to remove old paint.

Gasoline Torch

Painters use this gasoline torch to remove old paint.

The fitch varnish brush is made of a traditional and rare hair suitable for oil painting.

Fitch Varnish Brush

The fitch varnish brush is made of a traditional and rare hair suitable for oil painting.

The gloss oval varnish brush is very thick, and can carry a large load of varnish.

Gloss Oval Varnish Brush

The gloss oval varnish brush is very thick, and can carry a large load of varnish.

The oval chiseled varnish brush is very thick, and can carry a large load of varnish.

Oval Chiseled Varnish Brush

The oval chiseled varnish brush is very thick, and can carry a large load of varnish.

An extension plank which fastens to a window sill from the inside. Used where there are many upper-story window sash and casings to be painted outside on brick buildings. A faster way to work than with swing stage on windows too high to reach with a ladder.

Window Bracket

An extension plank which fastens to a window sill from the inside. Used where there are many upper-story…