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How To Clean Oil Paint Off Paintbrushes

Watch more Learn How to Paint videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/15-Learn-How-to-Paint Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Keep your paintbrushes looking like new with these cleaning tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Prep with paint thinner The first step to cleaning oil paint off of a brush begins before you've even started painting. Dip your dry brush into paint thinner, carefully shake off the excess, and then proceed to paint. Step 2: Don't let it dry out Whenever you take a break, wrap the paintbrush in a clean rag that's been soaked in paint thinner. Keep the wrapped brush out of the sun. Step 3: Swish with paint thinner When you're ready to quit for the day, fill a container to the halfway point with paint thinner, and swish the brush around for about 30 seconds. Tip Don't soak the brush; the solvent will weaken the bristles. Step 4: Comb Run a paintbrush comb through the brush. Step 5: Swish again Fill another container with fresh paint thinner, and swish the brush around once again. Step 6: Rinse Fill a third container with warm water, add a few squirts of dishwashing liquid, and gently move the brush back and forth in the soapy water, taking care not to hit the bottom. Step 7: Drip dry Hang the brush by its handle to dry. Tip If you failed to follow these steps and you have a brush with hardened bristles, revive it by soaking it in hot vinegar. Step 8: Dispose of paint thinner Dispose of the used paint thinner properly. Did You Know? Sixty-three percent of Americans have more than two cans of paint stored in a basement or garage for touch-ups.
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