How to Clean and Store Paint Brushes

How to Clean and Store Paint Brushes


Hey! it’s Tom from the paint department.
Today we’re going to learn how to properly clean a paint brush. A couple of
you have experienced the one-on-one classroom setting here at the paint sink, but today we’re going to share it with everyone. And it’s really simple. Very
easy. Very cheap. And you’ll find that your painting projects turn out nicer
and better because hopefully you will invest in a nicer brush instead of
buying the throwaway brushes, and then complaining that your painting projects
are hard to do and you can’t make straight lines and it looks all “ropey.” So, what you do is… you’re done painting for the day, and you take your brush
against your paint can, and wipe out all the excess paint. And then, you move over
to the sink with the water on. It really doesn’t matter if it’s hot or cold and
you aren’t going to hurt the bristles at all, but you do exactly what
I’m doing with the brush… getting as much paint out as you can and quite honestly,
I haven’t had this brush out for very long so there’s not a lot of paint in it,
but same principle. So when you’re done with that… a light spin because you want
some water in your brush or in your bristles. And then you take a wire brush
and you’re going to wire brush with the bristles not against, but with the
bristles. And I’m putting quite a bit of oomph into it to get all the paint out –
all four sides. and once you get all four sides done, you
go back into the water and do exactly what you did before. And nine out of ten
times, you’re probably gonna look at it and say “oh, I can do it a little bit better.”
… A light spin of the brush, and then all four sides again. You’ll
spend a little bit more time than I am right now because of obvious reasons. All
four sides… back into the water doing exactly the same thing as you did before.
And probably for a minute. And then once that, you’re gonna
say, “oh, look no paint.” And then you’re going to give it a very good spin…
getting as much water out as you can. And then another key factor is putting the
brush back into your jacket and closing it just the way you found it.
That way it dries and it keeps its shape. And if you do that, your brush will last
you for years and your painting projects will be much easier. So with that in mind,
all you need to do is buy a $4.99 wire your brush. I am particularly am in love
with this one have used it for 30 years. Never failed me. And stop by and see us.
We’ll all be here. Even Winton!

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