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Storing a Wet Paintbrush

If you use paint in your crafting you may find that, in the middle of painting a project, you get called away from your project but you know you will be back shortly. Instead of rinsing out your paint brush, you can wrap it in a piece of plastic or a sandwich bag. Twist the plastic so it stays closed, keeping air from drying the paint on your brush.

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Then when you get back to your project all you do is unwrap your brush and go back to work. I have stored paint brushes for a couple of days this way. As long as the plastic is sealed the paint will not dry out, ruining your brush.

By Arlene from Fort Myers, FL

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March 11, 20090 found this helpful

I have done this, too. If it is water-based paint, I put it in the refridgerator. They seem to stay softer. But, as Arlene said, you need to keep the plastic tightly sealed! Happy painting! from Su from Ohio

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

I even do this with paint rollers. I freeze them if I am not going to finish a painting job right away.

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

Also try Glad's Press N Seal. You only use a small piece to "seal" the brush to the wrap and it even elilminates air bubbles which can start to dry the paint.

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March 12, 20090 found this helpful

Aluminium foil does the same job.

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March 17, 20100 found this helpful

This has been a great time saver for me, as you can just save the brush in a sandwich bag instead of washing it out and then wanting to use it again that night.

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March 17, 20100 found this helpful

Just make sure you don't leave it in the bag too long, a day or two is plenty.

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March 18, 20100 found this helpful

I wrap and freeze my brushes as well. :)

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