Brush Tips

  • Always clean your brushes immediately after every use.
  • Never let the paint dry on your brush.
  • Never use the cleaning tubs with a rippled bottom. This is not the proper way to clean your brushes. It is a very good way to ruin your brushes.
  • Do not let a brush stand in water or cleaning solvents for any length of time. This will cause the liquid to leach into the handle and swelling will occur in the wood. This will lead to the paint chipping off and the ferrule becoming loose.
  • Always clean your brushes with the appropriate solutions. Acrylics can be cleaned with a mild household liquid detergent. Many oil and lacquer materials will have a recommended cleaning solution for their particular products.
  • After thoroughly cleaning your brushes, store them lying flat or with the ferrules up. Never store your brushes on the hair.
  • A light coating of hair spray can be applied to the bristles to help hold the brush in shape for extended periods of storage.
  • Take care of your brush and it will perform well for many uses.