How to clean hardened/dried paint brushes?
How to clean paint brushes where the paint has dried?
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If it was oil base paint, soak them in paint thinner or turpentine, if they were in water base paint then soak them in water and that should enable you to wash them out.
Use stripper and a wire brush. If not exspensive brushes, Just throw away. It may have caused them to loose their shape and become fuzzy.
Soak them in hot vinegar for a while. Then use an old comb to get the paint out.
I'm with William! Heat the vinegar up to the boiling point and then soak. After completed, wash with soap and warm water.
There is a cleaning product sold by Dollar General called Awesome. I have used it successfully to soak dried out paint out of brushes. Works great. A gallon bottle is only $3.00.
soften it in paint stripper. You may need to take a fine tooth comb to get the crumbs out.
for water based paint...Kruddd cutter. Leave it soak in. If it doesn't come completely clean...repeat.
Hi- I have had success when adding water softener to the soaking water, then using a hair comb to comb it out. Also, adding hair conditioner to soaking water helps get the paint out and save the hairs on the brushes.
Have you tried soaking in fabric softener?
Dawn is quite good. Soak in hot water with lots of dawn put the dawn directly on all over the brush work it in. Also do soak it over night in fabric softener. Good luck!
If the paint has been on a super long time throw the brushes away. Otherwise Dawn dish detergent - then hang them suspended by a wire through the handle in a can of liquid fabric softener full strength
IF WATER BASED PAINT THEN SOAK IN WARM WATER WITH ADDED DISH SOAP. iF OIL BASED PAINT, THEN USE WHITE SPIRIT OR bRUSH REVIVER.
paint thinner should work
paint thinner will do a trick
Soak for as long as it takes in Bio Wash Powder and water!
Let this be a lesson to all of us. Clean your brushes, everytime!