How to look after quality paint brushes

Task difficulty: Very easy

I hate cleaning out paintbrushes so I tend to buy cheap ones and throw them out after use. However, the bristles tend to come out and I have to fiddle about getting them off the surface I'm painting. Good brushes should last years so it's worth looking after them. Water-based paints can be washed out in water, but for oil-based paints use Polycell Brush Cleaner.

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Step by step process

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    Pour the cleaner into a used glass jam jar or similar receptacle.

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Work the brush up and down in the liquid.

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Then simply rinse with water. The cleaner can be used several times, which makes it particularly good value for money.

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