How to clean Paint Brushes

To clean paint brushes, put a small amount of mild dish soap in a sink and fill with water. Mix it until the soap creates bubbles.

Dip each brush into the soapy water and scrub it against the palm of your hand or between two fingers.

Rinse thoroughly and squeeze all excess water from the brush. Lay them flat to dry.

Or, if you don’t have access to a sink or soap, wrap your paint brush in a paper towel and run it under warm water.

Squeeze the bristles between two fingers to remove excess water. When clean, let brushes dry flat on a paper towel.

If you’re short on time, use a toothbrush to scrub the brush in soapy water. The bristles are close together, making it easier to clean. You can also use this method on almost paintbrush.

For acrylic paints, wipe the bristles gently with a paper towel or rag dampened in white spirit or turpentine. This works only when the paint is dry on your brush.

To remove dried-on paint from brushes, soak them in a cup of warm water with 1 tablespoon of automatic dishwashing detergent. After 10 minutes, take out the clean brush and dry it on paper towels.

To make washing up quicker, make sure to rinse each brush before adding it back into your cleaning solution. To avoid spotting when paints are drying, try laying a paper towel over wet paint on your palette.

In the case of oil paints, use turpentine or white spirits to clean the bristles. This only works when the paint is dry, not when it’s still wet.

So this is how to clean Paint Brushes.


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