Quick Craft Tip: Breathe New Life into Your Paintbrushes

Here is a quickie tip that I found on Pinterest!  It’s from the This Old House website, under the article 10 Uses for Vinegar.  It was just what I needed to clean up all my craft brushes.  I thought I’d have to spend a bunch of money replacing them, but luckily, it worked like a charm!

Here’s what you do:

1.  Put vinegar in an old jar and heat it up in the microwave.  I did it just until it started to boil.
2.  Soak your paintbrushes in the vinegar for 30 minutes and they should come out clean!  Some of my craft brushes took a little longer than others, depending on how many years of gunk had built up.

Another tip that I found in the comments of that article is to soak the brushes in watered down Downy fabric softener to keep the bristles soft.  I did.  It worked!!  Double Yay!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


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