How to transport and store paintbrushes?


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Old 03-06-06, 06:04 PM
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How to transport and store paintbrushes?

I used to store my paintbrushes by hanging them in my workshop. Now, that I need to take my brushes on the road, I need way to transport and store them. Is laying them flat in a toolbox OK? Should they be wrapped in something for protection?
 
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Aw shucks

Guess you didn't keep th cardboard shuck they came in ?
Ah...I always loose them
I'll make my own out of newspaper (there's all ways some of that in the "paint box") when I do
It help because they can always dry hanging after cleaning (like pre-pro)
I'll also keep the brushes, roller cage, and go-to putty knives in the tray liners that are in the roller tray in the top of my "paint box"
That way they are on top and separate
Pretty well protected
 
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Old 03-07-06, 05:51 AM
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It is always best to store brushes in the shuck/wrapper that they came in. As slickshift said most any paper can be used when the shuck is missing - this really helps them to retain their shape.

I put shelves in my work van - latex brushes on one shelf, oil brushes in another. Doesn't really matter how/where you store them as long as they can lay flat and retain their shape.
 
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I try to keep the original shucks, but they eventually disappear. Hmmmmmm...

Thanks for the advice.
 
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They are hanging out with my left socks, the ones that disappear in the dryer, and the pens from my office
 
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I have a hard time locating my missing socks, and paintbrush shucks. But, most missing items, like the TV and DVD remotes, are usually found in my daughter's bedroom.
 
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Old 03-07-06, 05:21 PM
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Hey Slickshift, I always lose my right socks. Maybe I'll send all my leftover lefts to you.
 
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Y'all need to get your priorities straight when it comes to taking care of your brushes. I seldom ever lose a shuck [but I have had employees that did] Most of mine wind up being held together with masking tape before the brush is ready to become a duster.

All my socks are white so I always having a matching pair - except my wife claims the white sock with the red stripe on the toe doesn't match the one with a blue stripe or no stripe but then thats a whole nother story
 
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Originally Posted by mjd2k
Hey Slickshift, I always lose my right socks. Maybe I'll send all my leftover lefts to you.
Sweet...
Good idea
Keep an eye out for a box of leftover right socks coming your way mjd2k
 
 

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