Keeping Your Paintbrush "Fresh" (aka the Paintbrush Burrito)


I love to paint. I mean, it's cheap, it's easy and it makes a huge impact. What I don't like are 1. Tacky brushes 2. Dried out brushes. If you've ever had to paint a project where there was a good amount of time between coats, you know what I'm talking about. Luckily, thanks to a DIY Channel tip, neither of these are a problem any longer!
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Lay the wet brush in the middle of a plastic grocery bag.
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Fold the brush over in the back.
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Fold again.
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Fold again.
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Tuck the top of the bag under the brush. Voila! You have created the Paintbrush Burrito! Note: I usually tuck the bottom of the bag around the brush for a little extra protection.
painting paintbrush fresh preserving, painting, tools
Does it work? Let's just say the longest I have left a brush wrapped is a week (I actually forgot I had wrapped it) and when I unwrapped it, the brush was still fresh!
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  • Hannah V
    on Aug 27, 2014

    Love the burrito reference- this is a great idea!

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