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: Care of Brushes


TerryCurley
10-12-2015, 01:53 PM
Anyone want to share how you care for you brushes. I was (notice past tense) using mineral spirits first to clean them then putting them in soapy water and rinsing them, shaping them while driving. I can't tell you how many brushes got stiff on me with this method!

Now I use mineral spirts to clean them and then put a conditioner on them(it's called pink soap) and then shape them and put them away. They are now staying soft for me and I'm loving it.

Just something I wanted to share.

Rathac
10-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Are your brushes natural fibers, or synthetic?

TerryCurley
10-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Are your brushes natural fibers, or synthetic?

I have some of each.

Jim Gillum
10-23-2015, 12:08 AM
I paint acrylics....
My bristle brushes are washed in warm water with 2 in 1 shampoo.....
after a quick warm rinse they feel like brand new once dry....

TerryCurley
10-23-2015, 06:50 AM
Two in one shampoo? Is that like shampoo with conditioner in it. The same you use for your hair?

Jim Gillum
10-23-2015, 09:18 AM
The very same....currently using V05....

so far so good...:)

TerryCurley
10-23-2015, 10:54 AM
That's good to know. It is probably less expensive than the Pink Soap I'm purchasing at Hobby Lobby. I'm going to give it a try.

Jim Gillum
10-24-2015, 01:03 AM
Bought mine at Wally World....75 cents a bottle...:)

TerryCurley
10-24-2015, 06:18 AM
WOW I didn't think anything cost under a dollar any more. The Pink Soap at Hobby Lobby was $5.99 for a small bottle.

David Dream
10-25-2015, 09:45 AM
I paint acrylics....
My bristle brushes are washed in warm water with 2 in 1 shampoo.....
after a quick warm rinse they feel like brand new once dry....

It's interesting and unique! Thanks! :vs-kiss: