Ok so this is not the coolest post in America but I think it is useful. Sometimes I get super lazy when I clean my paintbrushes. I am either in a hurry, forget, or think I will “be back in 10 minutes” to finish the project up and never do. I found this product at Home Depot.
Don’t judge me by my paintbrush! My house looks slightly a lot better than my brushes, I promise.
So I tied two rubber bands around some pencils and opened them up and shoved my paintbrush between them so I could suspend it in the liquid (you don’t want the ferrule in the solution).
Then I set it in my brush cleaner and covered the top with aluminum foil.
I swished it around a few times to help dislodge the stuck paint and let it sleep overnight. In the morning I woke up and washed the brush out with soap and water. Even though the ferrule was not in the cleaner the ferrule came out clean too. I just wanted to sound smart one more time.
Lastly, I let them dry with the handle down. Did you know you are supposed to dry your brushes handle down after you clean them? I totally didn’t know that either! Now I have a bouquet of Purdys again. Pun TOTALLY intended! Yes I am dork too.