Thursday, September 11, 2008

Paint Brush Tip

One of the annoying parts of painting is trying to soften your brush up after it's been idle for a while. You take a break or stop painting for the day and stick your brush in water or paint thinner. Then the next time you use it you have to squeeze all of that liquid out. Or if you don't soak it, then you're dealing with a crusty stiff brush. What to do?

Here's a tip: Instead of soaking the brush, stick it in a plastic grocery bag and wrap the plastic around it. The brush will stay moist and be ready to go when you are. This works on roller brushes too.

Thanks to my mother-in-law for teaching me this. It was a time saver during our project!

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