Secret of Painter
To refresh an old brush with stiffened hair, soak it for 15 minutes in hot vinegar. Then wash it in warm water with dishwashing liquid, rinse it and let it dry in the open air.
For soft bristles
- So that the bristles of a new brush destined for the oil paint remain flexible, impregnate them with a little petroleum jelly.
- Before use, rinse the brush in mineral spirits or turpentine.
- Never run it under water, it tends to make the hair dry and fragile.
With these 4 steps of cleaning, become a pro of painting!
You will be able to use your equipment later instead of buying new ones.
A soak in very hot vinegar will give a second life to this old brush that you think is finished! For new brushes, use petroleum jelly and mineral spirits or turpentine and the hairs will have the perfect flexibility!
To your brushes!