I do my best to clean my paint brushes as soon as I finish a project. When I don’t, I end up with hard crusty brushes to clean.
Here’s 3 Good Ways To Clean Dry Paint from Your Brushes
1. Soak in TSP ~ Trisodium Phosphate (aka TSP) is great for cleaning your furniture AND your brushes! In a glass jar mix 1 cup of TSP with 4 cups of hot water. Soak your brush overnight and the dried paint will be easy-peasy to remove in the morning.
2. Soak in Murphy’s Oil ~ Carolyn from Eastern Ontario taught me this tip… thanks Carolyn! Soak your dry, hard paint brushes in Murphy’s Oil overnight. In the morning they will be soft and ‘like’ new again.
3. Soak in Vinegar ~ White distilled vinegar is also great for softening and cleaning dried paint of brushes. If room temperature vinegar doesn’t do the trick, you can take an old pot and heat the vinegar on the stove. Soak your brush in the heated vinegar for 30+ minutes and the dried paint will be easy to clean off.
To help remove the paint for all of the above methods, you can use an actual paint brush comb or substitute with something around your house. A regular comb, a fork, dish brush or toothbrush will work as well.
If you have any additional tips on how you remove dry paint from your brushes… please share! You can also check out last weeks Q-T-T here.
Enjoy your day and happy painting!