- Mar 29, 2011
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I'll add to the brushes.Unless I missed it @stephenkatsea is the only one that mentions using a high-quality paint brush - and immediately said the foam brush worked just as good - IN HIS situation. Different brushes for different situations and paints, I totally get. but a high-quality brush is so much better than the cheap ones that leave bristles behind - Clean them completely after every job and they will last for years. Assuming you are a homeowner not painting everyday for work.
Good brush is key. And the right shape for what your doing helps also.
We clean our brushes everyday day. Sometimes 3x a day.
I use a wire brush, a brush comb and lots of clean water. Spin it out a few times. Before the final rinse and spin I'll comb in some hair conditioner. Then straight in the cover. Good brushes will.last years.
Oil brushes are a little different.
Ox hair only for clears. I prefer black bristle for stain one white bristle for oil paint.
Rinse a minimum of 4x in clean thinner spinning out between rinses. Straight to the cover.
Seen some old timers wrap their oil brushes in plastic and through them in their freezer if they are using it the next day.