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Repairing Paint Brush Bristles

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    • Identify the brush type and the level of damage:

    • If the brush hairs are inflexible due to hardened paint coats, proceed to Step 2.

    • If the brush hairs are synthetic (fraying bristles), proceed to Step 5.

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    • Fill a small cup half way with turpentine.

    • Soak the brush in the turpentine for 2 days.

    • CAUTION: Do this in a well-ventilated area. The fumes from turpentine are toxic.

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    • Remove any amount of paint that may remain on the brush by moving the brush in a circular motion.

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    • To remove remnants of turpentine on the bristles, wash the brush thoroughly in water.

    • After the turpentine has been completely removed, proceed to Step 7.

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    • For synthetic brushes, boil a pot of water.

    • CAUTION: Avoid any contact with hot objects.

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    • Place the brush in the boiling water.

    • Rotate the brush in the water for approximately 5 minutes.

    • You should begin to notice that the bristles will start to come back together from the heat and water.

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    • Gently dry off the brushes using a soft towel.

    • Stroke the brush in an upward motion and be careful not to dig the towel through the bristles.

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    • In order to retain the brush shape, use a brush tube or wrap the bristles in aluminum foil.

    • Within approximately three hours, the brush bristles will be back to normal.

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    • Cut off excess frayed bristles (optional).

    • There may be a few fraying bristles left. These are harmless and will cling to the brush shape when dipped in paint.

    • If preferred, you may use a nail clipper to cut these hairs off.

Conclusão

Your brushes should now be usable again. Unfortunately this cannot be done too many times because the turpentine will start to damage the bristles, so make sure to regularly wash your brushes.

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6 comentários

Is this only for synthetic brushes? What about natural hair brushes which are frayed?

radhikacr999 - Responder

Hey! Can you tell me what is the use of wrapping the bristles in aluminium foil?

Santwana Verma - Responder

The article literally says “to retain the brush shape”

Paul Peddie -

I’ve seen other tutorials say to mix vinegar with the boiled water, would you recommend it?

John Ippoliti - Responder

Awesome guide, By the way, this guide "Can You Spray Stain With An Airless Sprayer" also contain useful information.

Muhammad Usman Bhatti - Responder

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