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Restoring Paint Hardened Paintbushes

Hardened paint brushes can often be made as good as new by simmering them in boiling vinegar for a few minutes, then washing them in soapy water.

By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO

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August 21, 20100 found this helpful

Try soaking them in mineral spirits. You can find this at your hardware store. It is not costly and it works well.

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August 16, 20100 found this helpful

How do you renew paint hardened brushes?

Wayne from Salmon Arm B.C.

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Restoring Paint Hardened Paintbushes

I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS MYSELF BUT AWHILE BACK SOMEONE HAD POSTED SOAKING THEM IN LIQUID FABRIC SOFTENER. (04/20/2007)

By imaqt1962

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Restoring Paint Hardened Paintbushes

Would paint thinner work? If it is latex (water-based), then of course paint thinner, a solvent, would not work. I would not know. I have thrown out a few latex-hardened brushes myself. (04/20/2007)

By Mary

Restoring Paint Hardened Paintbushes

Wayne: Work a generous portion of undiluted dishwashing soap into your brush and put into a plastic bag, secure tightly with a rubber band and leave for a week, then rinse thoroughly. This will also work to clean paint out of paint brushes immediately after use

(04/21/2007)

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