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How To Revive Old Paintbrushes With Vinegar

How To Revive Old Paintbrushes With Vinegar

It doesn't matter if you're the next Da Vinci or just need to paint the bedroom, you can't operate with a set of crusty, old brushes. Follow these simple steps and find out how to revive your old paintbrushes and make them soft and supple.

Step 1: You will need

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Paint brush
  • Sauce pan
  • Stove

Step 2: Soaking Bristles

Pour the vinegar into the bottom of the saucepan and drop in your brushes. Using distilled white vinegar is safe, highly effective and very inexpensive. You'll only need enough vinegar to cover the bristles. Let the brushes soak for about an hour.

Step 3: Time To Simmer

After letting your brushes pre-soak, put the saucepan on the stove and turn up the heat. Use enough heat to let the brushes simmer in the vinegar. The heated vinegar will help moisturize and restore your paintbrushes to their original condition.

Step 4: Rinse Like New

After simmering in the saucepan for a few minutes, drain the vinegar and rinse your revived paintbrushes under running water. Your brushes are like new and you're ready to paint.

Step 5: Done.