How To Clean Dried Paint Off Brushes

Do your share! ; )
Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest0Share on Reddit0Email this to someone

We’ve all done it — left used paint brushes sitting around too long. Now they’re dried up and stiff and pretty much useless. It’s tempting just to toss them rather than go through the hassle of trying to get the gunk off.

Paint strippers or removers can work, of course, but they’re smelly and toxic. Instead, give plain old white vinegar a try. Ok, it’s smelly, too, but at least it’s environmentally friendly.

Soak the brush in vinegar until you can bend the bristles, about an hour or so. Fill a small pot with enough vinegar to cover the bristles. Bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Take the pan off the heat and let cool for a minute or so. Remove the brush and comb it with your fingers. The paint will begin to fall away. Rinsing under running water will release more of the loose paint.

 

Source: Apartment Therapy

Get Free Email Updates!

Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content.

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Do your share! ; )
Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterPin on Pinterest0Share on Reddit0Email this to someone

Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *