November 29, 2013

Cleaning Annie Sloan brushes...

I have a nice selection of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® brushes that I intend to keep in top notch condition. The paint brushes are easy to clean and I always take my time and make sure all traces of paint are gone. To that end, I like to use a mild but thorough hand cleaner called Fast Orange®, made by Permatex,  to clean all my brushes. It is gentle on the natural bristles and rinses out completely. Most soaps will accomplish the same thing...Where Fast Orange® really shines though is when cleaning those sticky wax application brushes. I have never been satisfied with other methods of cleaning the wax brushes.

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Here is how I do it:
  1. Rinse brush thoroughly in hot water.
  2. Squirt a small amount of Fast Orange® in the palm of your hand.
  3. Clean your brush in your palm using a circular motion, the soap will work up an through the bristles.
  4. Rinse well...repeat if necessary.
  5. Shake your brush hard into the sink to remove excess water.
  6. Stand brush up in container to finish drying.
My brushes look practically new every time, and quickly!
Let me know if you try it.

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