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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Paint Brush Care for Acrylic Painters

If you are a painter it is very important to take proper care of your brushes. These are your most precious tools as a painter. Proper care will extend their life and enable you to get more use out of them. It also will allow you to get better performance from them as you paint. This will save you money in the long run too.

These instructions for paint brush care are related to water based paints such as acrylic enamels. To begin gently clean your brushes with water. Make sure you wash them thoroughly.
You can use either liquid soap or a bar of soap. Make sure you work the soap through the entire bristle part clear up to the ferrule. Once you have worked the soap in, it is very important to rinse the brush to make sure all of the soap has been removed.

After you have completed the cleaning of the brush, dry the bristles on a clean rag or paper towel. At this time you are able to shape the bristles as they are drying. Lay the brush flat to dry and when you have placed them where you store them. Never put your brush resting down on the bristles, as this will distort it's shape and you will not be able to get a good performance from it. It might even cause permanent damage to the bristles, and not being good for future use at all.

Never allow your paint to dry in your brush. As you are painting it is a good idea to occasionally rinse the brush out. It is very important to store your brushes in a place where you are able to keep the bristles from being bent, allowing them to maintain their shape.


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