I paint miniatures. I have a ton of brushes. Only a handful are my everyday paint brushes, the good ones. The rest? The rest are the rejects and dysfunctional that are no longer good for everyday use but I hang on to for abusive tasks.
If you paint at all, whether it’s miniatures or you’re a traditional artist, then having more brushes than you need is commonplace.
So, today I wanted to go over some paint brush organizers to help you keep some sanity while you accumulate an endless supply of brushes.
Paint Brush Organizers
First up, I will include some very basic paint brush holders. Most of us have some now, be it an old cup or some other vertical container you put your brushes into.
Mostly though, this is aimed more at organizers. I don’t know about you, but I know every brush I have, and they all have specific jobs, and I can spend a good long while trying to find that specific brush.
So, I want to get myself for organized, save time looking for things I know I have, and this list reflects those things I find as I search for paint brush organizers that are useful.
You’re going to see a common theme among these paint brush organizers. The design is pretty common with most of these in the list. I tried to diversify the organizers as much as I could, be it price or design, so hopefully you can find something that interests you.
Also, this will be alphabetical to make things easier. Well, easier for me anyway 😉
Have you heard of HobbyZone? Well, these are the folks that make the HobbyZone products.
First up is one of the HobbyZone brush and tool organizers they offer. This one has (seriously) a total of 131 holes for brushes and tools.
As with most of the HobbyZone stuff, this is modular, so it will fit into any existing HobbyZone setup you have, or this could be your first piece on the way to building your perfect hobby organization setup.
Here’s another piece from HobbyZone, however, this is a standalone piece, not part of their modular system.
Anyway, this brush and tool holder features 156 holes of various sizes to accommodate anything you need. It’s a simple design that looks great
I really like the setup of this paint brush organizer.
Here we have a pretty standard paint brush organizer from Creative Mark.
This particular holder has 49 openings for brushes, tools, and whatever else you decide to put in there.
The footprint on this is pretty minimal also at only 5.5 inches in diameter. It’s also 4 inches tall if you were curious.
The price is great, it holds plenty of brushes, and does the job as advertised.
This paint brush organizer from Homegrown Artist is very similar (damn near identical) to the one from Creative Mark above.
The price is similar on this as well, though a bit cheaper.
I included this one mostly because it’s a little less expensive and it has two solid reviews.
This one by JackDubeDesign is similar to the traditional organizer but scaled up a little.
What sets this one apart from the rest is the 360 degree rotating design. It makes perfect sense when you have a circular organizer.
Also, this paint brush organizer is made from bamboo, so it just looks great.
There’s less storage on this than most others at only 27 holes, but this is a quality product that just looks classier than the plastic options in this list.
This isn’t the biggest or most affordable paint brush organizer on the list, but it looks cool, so I had to add it in here.
Despite a small size of only 4.5 x 2 x 4.5 inches, this brush holder will store 32 brushes. It’s made of acrylic, so it should last you forever with proper care.
I was just struck by the cool, minimalistic aesthetic of this holder.
Yep, another circular 49 hole organizer!
I’m just giving some options here and this one is because it’s the cheapest of the ones like this shown, it has a lot of great reviews, and it’s a best seller on Amazon.
The size on this paint brush organizer is 8.2 x 6.8 inches, making it bigger than the previous ones here.
The quality on this Loew-Cornell one seems a step above the rest and likely the one I’m going to pick up. Check it out for yourself.
A unique brush holder from Masterson.
This one is small, holding only 10 brushes, but this is a brush holder you’d want for your best brushes, your workhorses.
What this organizer does is holds your brushes upside down, in a more natural position to dry. It also has containers below to catch the drips as the brushes dry.
At a pretty affordable price, this may be worth picking up along with one of the larger holders in this list. Use this for the brushes that matter and the other to hold the assorted collection we all have.
Same concept here as the rest of the paint brush organizers, but this one from Mont Marte has storage for up to 96 brushes, pencils, etc.
Oh, it’s square. You know, if shape matters to you and you don’t like round or something 😉
The great part too is the size of this is only 7.9 x 6.5 inches, so it holds a lot but doesn’t take up a ton of space either.
The price on this is comparable to the rest and it’s also very well reviewed on Amazon. This is another serious contender for me.
Porcelain Brush Holder
I threw this one in the list just because it’s different and also a clever idea.
So, this is a brush holder, not an organizer, and it’s specifically for resting brushes when not in use.
Now, I suppose one could use this for their brushes all the time, but the way I see this used is for when you’re in the middle of painting and need to set a brush down. If you’re like me then you set your brush on the table, but with this holder you have a dedicated space to rest the brush, keep it safe, and prevent it from rolling around.
This is really cheap to buy as well, so there’s no reason to not snag this and get yourself a traditional paint brush organizer as well. I’m pretty sure I’m going to do that actually…
A bit different than most of the other brush organizers above, this one by Richeson has a great look to it.
Made from wood, with a Plexiglas top, this paint brush organizer holds 24 brushes.
The size of this one is 5 inches tall x 11 inches wide x 6 inches deep. So, it’s going to occupy a little space on your desk but not too much.
The big thing with this brush holder is quality. Most of the others I’ve found are plastic. Between the wood and Plexiglas on this, I doubt very much that you’ll ever wear this out or break it.
Well, here we have a more traditional brush holder.
The nice thing with this one from Yasutomo is it looks great, it’s made of bamboo, and it’s waterproof.
So, if you’re not looking to spend a lot and like to keep things simple, then this is a great choice. It’s a nice little upgrade from a coffee mug.
So, there you have a pretty good range of paint brush organizers to help you get your hobby space in working order.
Getting my painting desk organized has been a bit of a task lately, hence this post, but I also have one on paint racks as well you might find interesting. That one is aimed more to miniature hobbyists though.
I also have a list of hobby tool organizers to help keep your painting desk clear of clutter.