View Full Version : Saving a brush

11-12-2011, 02:15 PM
When I returned to the studio recently I found a brush that had been left in water and dried up. It was a mess and I was not happy as it was one of my favored brushes.


Thinking all was lost, I thought I would try a product I had recently heard about called brush cleaner and reconditioner.

After a bit of work (not really very much) a bit of washing and wiping and here is what I got....


Not to shabby. Waiting for it to dry and see how it fared through it all.

11-12-2011, 02:55 PM
Hey Howard: I hope it is as good as new. Someone, somewhere on WC mentioned "Murphy's Oil Soap". You just let the brush sit in it overnight with a wee bit of warm water mixed in. It worked on two of my acrylic brushes.
Good Luck.

Charlie's Mum
11-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Looks pretty miraculous to me Howard!

11-12-2011, 06:19 PM
once you have it clean dip bristles in very hot water for a couple of seconds then squeeze into shape and let dry. This is how I saved watercolour signwriting brushes over the last 45yrs