Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk.
From the first Purdy brush built in to the wide range of products we make today, one thing has stayed true — our dedication to craft and quality. And it's still at the heart of every tool we make. We were founded in on an uncompromising dedication to quality brushes.
Adopting paint projects and DIY tasks within your home can fully improve your space and the interior and exterior of your belongings and possessions. You can fully upcycle and paint your furnituretransform your walls, your kitchen cabinetsor rejuvenate your garden area. However, as with most tasks, you undertake the tools which you use are of vital importance, being the deciding factor between a great job and a job you regret starting.
Savvy DIYers know how to clean a paintbrush to retain its longevity. To clean latex paint from brushes, use just soap and water latex paint is water-based. Cleaning paint from brushes can get a little messy.
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My grandpa taught me the best way to clean paint brushes! Are you tired of wasting money on paint brushes? Sick of throwing them away after only a few uses?
Add a little liquid dish washing detergent. Don't use too large a container as you will be refilling it with clean soapy water several times. Dip and swirl the brush in the water working the soapy water into the bristles.
Great paint jobs start with high-quality paintbrushes, and quality brushes may be expensive. However, if you take good care of your paintbrushes, they can last for many years. Proper paintbrush care requires cleaning the brushes immediately after usage to prevent the paint from adhering to the bristles. Latex is a water-based paint, so you won't need to use any type of harsh chemicals to clean your brushes.
Photo by: Blake Brinkman. The process will go more smoothly if you start out using the proper brushes: synthetic-bristle brushes for latex paint, natural bristles for oil-based paint. Latex paint should be cleaned as soon as possible after you're finished painting.
A good brush will last for years if you use it, clean it, and store it properly. Most wall and trim paints set up slowly and thus may be cleaned from a brush at the end of the day. Primers often set up quickly and become hard to remove. Many manufacturers and painters recommend dampening the bristles before you begin work.