DIY- How to clean your paint brush

Posted on 19 Mar 2014
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We don’t have to tell you that the quickest way to give your home a whole different look is through paint. The only down side is how quickly the paint will dry…on your brushes. Having a paint brush with dried on paint renders the tool useless. Luckily, we’ve got a tip on how to clean bristles that have been dipped in latex paint.

What you need
Materials Just your unmoving paint brush and some trusty white vinegar!Equipment A saucepan and your stovetop.Instructions
  1. Soak the brush in vinegar for an hour or so until you can bend the bristles.
  2. Fill a saucepan with vinegar until the brush bristles are covered.
  3. Bring the vinegar to a boil and let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a minute before removing the brush.
  5. Gently comb the brush with your fingers. The paint will still be attached but will fall away as you comb it.
  6. Rinse the brush under running water to release the loose paint.
  7. Depending on how much paint there was you may need to repeat steps 5 and 6 a couple of times, but before you know it your paint brush will be ready for another round!