Welcome to the first week of Quick Painting Tip Tuesday! I get a tonne of questions each week and every Tuesday I’m going to do my best to answer them. This weeks question is all about How do I clean my wax Brushes.
How To Clean Wax Brushes The Easy Way
One of the biggest things I find important when painting furniture is the tools that you use. Especially when it comes to brushes. Having a good paint brush is important not only for a nice smooth finish but you want it to last.
During my workshops and also on Facebook, I quite often get asked on How To Clean Wax Brushes. So here’s the best way I have found how.
- wax brush
- white spirits
- an old clean jar
- dishwashing liquid
- old rags or paper towel
Step 1 – Remove all of the excess wax from your wax brush using an old rag or paper towel.
Step 2 – Pour enough mineral spirits into your glass jar to cover the bristles of your wax brush.
Step 3 – Move your brush around in a figure of eight until all of the wax is removed.
Step 4 – Gently tap your brush on the side of the jar because you want to remove any excess mineral spirits. Then wash your brush in warm soapy water using dishwashing liquid. Then let your brush dry bristles up in a container so that the bristles are all nice and straight or hang to dry.
Your brush cleaning is all done and all ready for your next big project!
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I think I’m really going to enjoy your Tuesday tips Sam. I have so much to learn
Thank you, so much Michelle! I’m running a little late this week due to having to take care of my dad this past week and a bit but will be back on track 🙂
Sam, this is a great tip.
So glad you found it helpful, Deborah! Thank you!
This is super helpful sam and not something regularly posted about. I have a terrible habit of ruining my brushes and really need to do it correctly when purchasing high quality brushes.
I hope this goes some way forward to helping, Leanna!