Art Hacks - Cleaning Old Brushes

April 29, 2020

Visual Arts instructor Shannon demonstrates how she regularly washes her brushes, and how to bring life back to old brushes using cleaners you may already have around the house!  This technique is great for all types of brushes, from oil and acrylics, to watercolor--even house paint!

Brushes are an important tool in an artists arsenal and proper maintenance is often overlooked, in favor of just buying new--those buy one get one ads at the craft store can make it tempting to just toss the stained old ones out. But by taking the time to give our brushes a proper deep clean, we can extend the life of our well-loved tools. Some brushes have lasted Shannon well over 15 years! 

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