How To: Reincarnate Old, Split Paint Brushes Easily!

Wouldn’t you love to save your favorite brush from being split, and unusable? Wait, you’re telling me I can?? Yes. With this super simple trick your $30 brushes can become brand new again. What happens when a brush is heavily used, is that the bristles start to move away from each other instead of hugging each other like they should. Well what you didn’t know is that you can stop these rebellious bristles. Are you ready to rejuvenate those brushes?

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Supplies Needed:

A Small Pot (about half full of water)

A Large Spoon

A Paper Towel

The Damaged Brush

An Oven

Let’s Do It

Step Fill your pot about half full of water, and start the stove. It will take a few minutes to boil, but don’t let it boil very long, or your water might start boiling away.

Step While you’re waiting for the water to boil, get your large spoon and a paper towel. Lay the doubled paper towel on your work surface,  with the spoon near by, ready to be used.

Step Once the water has come to a nice, bubbling boil dip the brush in. Do NOT put it in too deep, for instance do not go over the ferrule (the metal part) of the brush and to the handle. Once the brush has been dipped, lay it on the paper towel and quickly press the bristles together with the back of the spoon. Dip the brush and press a few more times, until the hairs are together again.

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An there is the perfect brush! If you enjoyed this post, please like and share with your friends. If you have any questions or comments please state your thoughts in the comment section below.

Yours Truly, The Blue Eyed Crafter

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