Grace Mendez How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes
creativity,  tutorials

How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes

How to take care of paint brushes when I don’t have a sink nearby is something I had to figure out.

Grace Mendez How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes

While I am painting, I don’t leave my brushes sitting in water. This wrecks the ends of the brushes. Also, if water gets past the ferrule and into the space between it and the handle, it weakens the bond and you run the risk of loosening all of the bristles. I dip them in water and lay them to the side. As long as they stay wet, the paint will have less of a chance of drying and hardening.

When I am going to take a break and if I am not ready to wash up for the day, I give them a semi-cleaning.

What I do:

  • wipe off excess paint with paper towel
  • dip in water (do not swish)
  • wipe off excess paint and water with paper towel
  • dip in water again (do not swish)
  • wipe off excess paint and water with paper towel
  • slide brush over the compound (The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver)
  • dip in water
  • squeeze dry with clean area of paper towel
  • slide brush over the compound
  • if needed, wipe the surface of the compound with paper towel to keep the product clean

Grace Mendez How To Take Care Of Paint Brushes

The reason I don’t swirl the brushes around in the water is that I am trying to keep my water clean as possible.

This method cleans my brushes just enough until the end of the day or to the end of my painting session. Then I can take the brushes upstairs to the sink to do a proper cleaning.

If I forget, (it has happened) to take my brushes upstairs to finish cleaning them, they are not wrecked.

Once they have been cleaned, I allow my brushes to dry on their sides. Once they are dry I will put them back into my container and can start all over again with a clean brush.

This system has helped me keep my brushes very clean and long lasting.

Have you used The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver? If you did, do you like it?

X