Old and hardened paint on brush bristles don’t do well together. The same is true for paint rollers. For any quality paint job, quality materials are a must-have. But, no matter the quality of the paint or the experience of the painter, if you are working with ragged brush bristles and worn-down rollers, your paint job will suffer for it. That is why it is essential to maintain and preserve your painting brushes and rollers to ensure they are up to par for your next paint job. In this article, we will dive into some of the industry’s best-known secrets for preserving your paint rollers and brushes so you can be ready for your next painting project.
Tips To Preserve Your Paint Rollers And Brushes
It’s first important to remember that a paint job is an investment, and therefore the materials you use for it are an investment too. So, to make the most of your investment, let’s take a look at a few ways to preserve and maintain the building blocks of your investment. Let’s start off with some tips to maintain your brushes.
The number one thing that can destroy your paintbrushes is old dried paint hardened onto them. One way to get old hardened paint off of your brushes is to get another brush called a golf club brush to scrub off the crusty coats of paint that build on your paintbrushes. Golf club brushes are a solid choice because their plastic bristles will take off the paint crust without harming the bristles on your paintbrush.
Another thing you can do to help preserve your paintbrushes may seem obvious but will make a massive difference in the longevity of your brushes. This is washing your paint brushes immediately after each use before the paint has a chance to dry. In the washing process, you should wet the brush in warm water, wipe the brush with old newspaper, and then soak the brush once more and move it around to remove as much paint as possible.
Finally, when it comes to preserving your brushes, you can use a binder clip to hold your brush in a cleaning solvent, so the tip of the brush doesn’t touch the bottom of the cleaning jar. This ensures that your bristles will not bend against the jar and allows the paint to float to the bottom, away from your brush.
When it comes to maintaining your paint rollers, you can also do a few things to preserve their longevity.
The first thing you can do is trim off the dried and ragged edges from your paint roller with scissors. The dried paint on the ends can leave ugly tracks on the wall when you paint and can destroy your roller. Trimming the edges with a slightly tapered edge will have your roller good as new.
Another thing you can do is to remove unwanted fuzz with a self-adhesive lint roller. This will prevent unwanted lint from getting on your walls during your next paint job and keep your rollers fresh for a long time.
Lastly, you can get a Roller Washer, a game-changer for your cleanup game, for less than $20. How it works is you first hook up the hose to the faucet and put your roller into the provided tube. Then you run the water and flush all of the unwanted leftover paint out and off your roller.
Simple tips like these can save you a lot of time and money and turn your next paint project into a highly successful one!
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