A tamping brush is used for pressing down the delicate gold leaf when gilding onto an intricate surface. The fine squirrel hairs are able to push the gold leaf into small crevices and do not leave scratches on the surface of the easily marked gold. Use also to brush away loose flakes of the gold leaf that have not adhered.
These beautiful brushes are also ideal for silk painting and watercolour washes. The squirrel hair absorbs well and transfers the paint load easily, the hairs also create a fine point when wet.