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Renovating Eileen

Stiff brushes – sigh! (ps. I’ve VOTED!)

In preparation for my next 18686 painting project – the lovely timber tiller stock  – I’ve just spent the last hour in the kitchen up to my elbows in white spirit and washing up liquid, trying to resurrect (yet again!) my poor old painting brushes. As usual, they’ve been sadly neglected since the last time I slopped paint in anger, so I’m in the market for a little sound advice!

Does anyone have a really effective brush maintenance regime that I could adopt?

Hopefully you’ll know the sort of thing I’m thinking of:

  • how to store brushes mid-project (I’ve tried wrapping them in cling film – sometimes effective, other times not…)
  • how to clean brushes effectively so that they’re actually clean not partially cleaned…
  • how to store brushes long term etc. I’ve a sign writer mate who swears that he’s not cleaned his brushes in ten years and simply hangs them in a big tin box with a reservoir of cellulose thinners in the bottom. He claims the fumes are enough to prevent the paint from curing and the brushes going rigid…

Any suggestions gratefully received.

ps. I’VE JUST VOTED, USING THE ONLINE FACILITY – VERY EASY TO USE – PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE WISELY IN THIS CRUCIAL ‘CART’ ELECTION.

VOTE FOR REPRESENTATIVES (LIKE ANDY TIDY) WHO’RE SUPPORTING THE PRIMACY OF BOATERS AND BOATING, AND SEEKING TO SECURE A PROUD WATERWAYS LEGACY FOR OUR CHILDREN…

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The September Selection
  • THANKS for the positive comments on the 'new-look' rebuilt site.
  • With the children on holiday, posts are likely to be sporadic for a few weeks.
  • Have a GRAND summer, best wishes Nick.
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