How to Clean a Paint Brush

How to Clean a Paint Brush


Hi, I’m Justin Barba, professional paint contractor,
of videopaintguide.com. Today, I’m going to show you how to clean
a brush. First, if you’re using acrylic latex paint,
just wash your brush with soap and water in the sink, using just a wire brush. Run the wire brush through the bristles, while
keeping it in a steady stream of hot water. Water helps break down the wet paint residue,
but you need to keep running the wire brush through the bristles until all partially dried
paint is removed. Once you have removed most of the paint, work
some soap into the bristles. Hit it again with your wire brush, letting
the soap do its job. Repeat this step as much as you need to. You might think you’re done at this point,
but you’re not finished until all paint is removed from the bristles. Split the bristles apart as evenly as you
can, and run water through them and into the ferrule. You might need to work the wire brush
through it for a while in order to work the water deep into the bristles. Once you think you’re done, remove your brush
from the water, and hold it in your hand like this. Twist it, examining the water that runs out
from the base of the bristles. If you see paint residue, run it through the water again. If necessary, part the bristles or run the
wire brush through it again. Once your brush is clean, spin it out to dry
it out. Shape it back up, put it back in its case, and you’re done.

7 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *