Save a Dried Up, Paint Encrusted Paintbrush with this Easy Tip


Don't toss your paintbrushes just because you didn't clean them and now they're dried up and hard as a rock. Let me show you the easy way {without chemicals} and you can be painting with them again today.
This is the paintbrush I almost threw away because the paint had been dried on there for almost a year.
This is the paintbrush I almost threw away because the paint had been dried on there for almost a year.
Now it looks like this ~ and I couldn't believe how easy it was to clean.
Now it looks like this ~ and I couldn't believe how easy it was to clean.
Mary Beth

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  • Jennifer G
    on Apr 25, 2014

    I've had good luck with both Windex and Nature's Orange Cleaner (not together - one or the other) for dried paint on brushes. Soak overnight and then clean with HOT water and a brush comb - Looks like a normal comb but with very pointy and sharp tips (found in the paint section of your local hardware store). This method even works on primer… My Purdy brushes are over 20 years old, have painted 6 houses (inside & out) and still look & work like new :)

  • Nelda
    on Aug 16, 2014

    If you are going to be painting again with the same paint..try this. I get off as much paint as I can then wrap the brush in a plastic bag & put in fridge. I also do this with rollers. Ive had brush's in the bottom drawer for over a year & still soft.

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