Brush cleaning

Old 05-15-01, 05:06 AM
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OkyDoky gang, here's my millio dollar question: What is the best way to clean that dried latex paint of the brush bristles. You know, the one that dries as you're using the brush? I stop and clean the brush as I work so as not to get a build up but it still happens. I just wondered if there are any "trade secrets" to clean up that I can use. I like to keep my tools fresh and in good shape since I spend good money on them (I don't like the cheap brushes)but latex paint really seems to cling to the nylon bristles. Thanks for any help! Ducki
Old 05-16-01, 04:21 PM
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Ducki, I use nothing more than a wire bristle brush every time I wash latex or oil brushes....Mike
Old 05-16-01, 05:20 PM
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Thumbs up

Thanks for that tip. I have a wire brush so I'll give it a try.
Old 07-24-01, 05:41 PM
Kathy D
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Hi. Just saw your post and thought I'd share this with you.

I joined a club called handyman or something similar. They send home improvement tips throughout the year.

One tip surprised me. They suggested that you clean
paint brushes with the all-in-one type shampoo/conditioner.

They didn't recommend a brand, so I'd buy cheapest (Suave??)

I bet the soap rinses out easier too. They said this keeps brush soft.

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