Monday, July 16, 2012

Paint Brush

Once in a while, I clean my paint brushes with brush cleaner.

I take an old soup can, washed out really well, and pour in some brush cleaner and soak the paint brushes for a while.  I wipe them down with a paper towel.

My normal brush cleaning routine is to use two different bottles of Testors Brush Cleaner.  First one, then wipe on a paper towel, then the other, and wipe on a paper towel again. It keeps the second bottle very clean.

Of course, the Testors is only used with enamel paints, acrylic paints are washed off in the sink with water, or in a paper cup with water.  Either way, all the brushes are cleaned with the paint remover at least annually.

At the conclusion of painting, the brushes go into my high tech custom 2X4 block of wood.  I drilled holes in it to hold the brushes upright so they don't get bent out of shape.

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