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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.