Do your paint brushes get to ware you think you should throw them away . Try this , put A cup of water and a cup of vinigar in a pan ,put on stove and heat up , do not boil .Take off stove place brushes i the hot solutation and soak for a few min. Rinse in cold water.First try, and still stiff , use a stiff brush to loosen and repeat until perfect.
Thanks for the brush "tip" John. Knew about the Vinegar but not about the boiling point. I give mine a "spa treatment" now and then with cheap shampoo as well as conditioner and good rinse. I've tried Murphy's Soap that works well too. Good old fashioned Naptha bar soap (laundry soap) is great for the toughest brushes. Back to painting and neglecting my brushes from a good cleaning. Thanks again.
As a former art teacher, I have had to rescue brushes frequently. I brought a commerical brush cleaner from home depot (in the paint department) and it totally saved the brushes. Happy Brush Saving ! Lorena
John, I find my brushes have remained in pristine shape for over 45 years but then again that was the last time I used them for oils. I use dry brush technique with poster paint, palette knives with oils, and pen and magic marker which I throw away when I'm done.I find this is really the best way to keep my brushes clean. Grandaddyearl