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How To Clean Latex Paint Off Your Paintbrushes

Watch more Painting & Wallpaper videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to get latex paint off a paintbrush with the cleaning tips in this Howcast video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - 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 it Every time you start painting, prep the brush by dipping it into water. Shake it out before you dip it into paint. Step 2: Don't let it dry out Whenever you take a break, wrap your brush in a clean, damp rag. Tip Keep the brush out of the sun during breaks. Step 3: Rinse with water When you're finished painting for the day, thoroughly rinse your brush with warm water. As you're rinsing it, use a paintbrush comb to remove excess paint. Step 4: Swish with fabric softener Fill a container with one gallon of warm water and a half a cup of liquid fabric softener. Swish the brush back and forth in the solution for about thirty seconds. Tip Keep the bristles from touching the bottom on the container. Step 5: Swish some more Dump the water, replace it with fresh water, and swish some more. Repeat the process until the water in the container stays clear. Step 6: Soak in water When the brush is clean, secure the handle to a ruler with a rubber band and suspend it in yet another batch of clean water, making sure the bristles don't touch the bottom. Let it sit for several hours to loosen any residual paint. Step 7: Drip dry Hang the now spanking-clean brush and let it dry. Did You Know? Forty-two percent of homeowners would like professional help in selecting paint colors for their home.
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