I’ve been told it can help and there’s nothing to see on a brush that hasn’t been cleaned beforehand, but I did one coat per side. It’s not always an ideal solution, it has to be very thorough.
Is there a way you can use water, in conjunction with paint, to clean dry brushes that have a lot of micro-cavities?
It’s possible to clean a wet brush by using a brush cleaner and a sponge. I didn’t actually do this. Maybe someone who is a good brush cleaner and sponge can enlighten me. If they’re willing to help, I’d certainly be all ears.
What products do you recommend for cleaning your brushes? Do any of the companies you use recommend specific cleaner chemicals?
The cleaning chemicals I use I think are essential and will help protect your brushes for years to come. They don’t change any of the other chemicals I use, but I’ve learned from experience over the years that even minor amounts can really add up. Here’s how I know this; the more you use the more chemicals you’ll produce. I’d recommend using a product that has either ammonia or mild ammonia to help clean a brush and get rid of those micro-cavities.
Do you always use a brush cleaner with your brush products? Some manufacturers do.
Absolutely. Always keep a few in your kit.
And what do you use them for?
As with most all personal care items, brushes are one of the first things to go. If you want to clean them after cleaning with others, use the soft brush with bristles you’ve already removed and then place it back in the bag.
Do the bristles on your brushes grow over time? Are they difficult to clean?
The bristles on your brushes tend to grow slowly. They may go from shiny, to fuzzy, to grey and then finally go completely bald. If they are sparse, it may be because you don’t brush them often enough, or perhaps you don’t use enough, or perhaps simply because they’re hard to clean, you can always replace them in the bottle.
Can you tell us a little bit about how one does this? Are you taking all the time to brush?
It’s a bit of a time investment and a couple of brushes are going to take two days to wash by hand versus just having the brush dry over night. For brush cleaners, I prefer the ones that also contain the product that
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