How to Clean Your Paint Brushes

Hi everyone! It’s Leah from Leah Noell Design Co!

So you invested a small fortune in some really great brushes. Now how do you take care of them? Let me first start off by saying Go YOU! Give yourself a pat on the back for buying the right tools. Having the right tool to do the job helps ease so much frustration.

I’ve come a long way from that first brush purchase. I used to only use natural bristle brushes for blending. Now I much prefer synthetic. My favorites are the Dixie Belle Mini followed by the Oval Large brush. I have several of each and use them at least 5 days a week. They have held up really well!

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Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

Firstly, I start by running hot water over my brush. I wear gloves so my hands can withstand the hot water. I rinse the brush until the water comes mostly clear.  Then I go in with Scrubby Soap. I like this soap because it has a netting on it that helps remove some of the paint residue that gets stuck on the brushes. I rinse them and then hang them on my cabinet knob to dry. Usually this is all you need to do!

Step 2:

Maybe you have some really stuck on paint on your bristles. I like to use a lice comb to loosen this paint. After I cleaned the brush, I pull the lice comb through. I use the scrubby soap to help it slide a little. Be careful though! This comb is no joke. It may pull some of the bristles out with it so use it with caution.

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For more information on how to clean your paint brushes, head over to Leah Noell Design Co. here!

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