How to Clean Oil Paint Off Paintbrushes

How to Clean Oil Paint Off Paintbrushes


How to Clean Oil Paint Off Paintbrushes. Keep your paintbrushes looking like new with
these cleaning tips. You will need Paint thinner A clean rag Three
clean containers A paintbrush comb and soapy water. Step 1. The first step to cleaning oil paint off of
a brush begins before you’ve even started painting. Dip your dry brush into paint thinner, carefully
shake off the excess, and then proceed to paint. Step 2. Whenever you take a break, wrap the paintbrush
in a clean rag that’s been soaked in paint thinner. Keep the wrapped brush out of the sun. Step 3. When you’re ready to quit for the day, fill
a container to the halfway point with paint thinner, and swish the brush around for about
30 seconds. Don’t soak the brush; the solvent will weaken
the bristles. Step 4. Run a paintbrush comb through the brush. Step 5. Fill another container with fresh paint thinner,
and swish the brush around once again. Step 6. Fill a third container with warm water, add
a few squirts of dishwashing liquid, and gently move the brush back and forth in the soapy
water, taking care not to hit the bottom. Step 7. Hang the brush by its handle to dry. If you failed to follow these steps and you
have a brush with hardened bristles, revive it by soaking it in hot vinegar. Step 8. Dispose of the used paint thinner properly. Did you know Sixty-three percent of Americans
have more than two cans of paint stored in a basement or garage for touch-ups.

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