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With These Simple Steps, You Can Get the Most Life Out of Your Paint Brush

So we’ve got your paint, we’ve got everything you need, now we’re going to get down to the paint brush.

Looking for a nearby paint store? Check out Village Paint in Schenectady.

I always ask a customer, if you get a great brush will you take care of it? Some will say yes and some customers will say no.

The ones who say I don’t know how to take care of it, we’ll explain it to them.

The first thing you need to do it go down into the basement and look at all your brushes, I bet you that most of them still have paint on them — and the paint is hard. That’s called heeled up, that brush is heeled up, meaning the bristles can’t bend properly.

You can’t paint with it becasue half the brush can’t bend properly and the bristles can’t do their job.

We can clean that brush. We have solvents that will take everything out of that brush to make it new again, but let me tell you the simple way to do this.

If you’re using a thinner paint, we’re going to use a thinner to clean it — or we’re going to just use soap and water, but it’s as simple as this — a good cleaning and a wire brush.

You take your wire brush and go right through the bristles, cleaning all the dry paint out. Once you get that done, you’ll use a little bit of dish soap and hot water. It will get the bristles set back in their position.

And at the end of the cleaning, we’ll put it back into our sleeve. This will keep the bristles the way they’re supposed to be for the next job.

One quality paint brush will paint dozens of rooms. It’s just a one-time purchase. But it will do a great job and save you money in the long-run.

And you’re going to be a happy camper.

Stop in today for expert advice!