Paint brush cover – What is best way to clean a paint brush? I have a project coming in that have to apply several coats. I would like to reuse a roll of good quality. Remove cover frame brush cover immediately after use. Do not let paint remaining in paint brush begins to dry. Clean brush covers immediately after use. Never leave brush cover to soak in water or solvent.
Cleaning paint brush cover if you used oil-based paints, varnishes, lacquers and gums lacquer. Carefully follow manufacturer’s instructions to select appropriate cleaning solvent (mineral spirits or paint thinner in case of paint and varnish, denatured alcohol for shellac gums, etc.). Pour solvent into a container and submerge brush cover in solvent. Repeat process with a clean solvent container and cover until brush is clean.
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How to clean your paint brush cover if you used water-based paints. Wash with soap and warm water and rinse until clean. Repeat process if necessary. Always use a clean container with clean soapy water and then rinse with clean water. If necessary, use a putty knife to help remove paint. In case of based paints difficult to clean water, try mineral spirits or lacquer thinner. Then rinse with warm soapy water and clean water. Dry and store brush coverings carefully. Place brush covers in a rope or a plug for covers to dry. Do not place paint brush vertically leaning on top or plush. Dry thoroughly before storing them in cabinets or boxes, protected from dust.