Easily clean paint brushes using vinegar

Playing with colors is always been interesting for the all age group but cleaning the brush is also important to get longer brush life. Do not soak brushes in solvent or water, as this can damage the bristles. Consider using one set of synthetic painting tools for oil-based products and another set for water-based products.

Easily clean paint brushes using vinegarStep 1: To remove off the excess paint from the brush, wipe the brush on the rag or paper towel as this will turn your cleaning a lot easier. If you’ve been using water-based paint, simply soak your brush or roller in warm water for about 2 hours. A mixture of warm water and mild soap suds is the best cleaning solution for water-based paints. Dry with a clean cloth and store in a dry place for future use.

Step 2: Check the paint instruction to know what kind of paint it is? Once you know the type of paint then you can use relevant solution to clean it. For oil paints you can make use of mineral spirit to rinse it, water can be used to rinse water based paints like acrylic, watercolor, latex and also the wood glues. Clean paint brushes immediately after use. Do not soak brushes in solvent, as this can damage the bristles

Step 3: Now place the brush under the running water and softly run your hands on the brush so that the brush is cleaned properly.

Step 4: Now shake the brush to remove off the excess water from the brush and reshape the bristles, and then place the brush upright in a container so that the bristles are not deformed when dry.

Using Vinegar:

If you cannot bend the bristles of the brushes. Then try soaking just the bristles in hot vinegar. Stand your paintbrush bristle-down in a heat-proof jar and pour in recently boiled white vinegar on the bristles. Let the brushes soak until the vinegar reaches room-temperature, and then rinse thoroughly. Use an old hairbrush to gently comb through the bristles. When the paint is loose, rinse the brush in running water to wash it all away.

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