How to Clean Paint Brushes

Cleaning tips that'll make your high-quality brushes last

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Bucket
  • Jar
  • Wire brush
  • Rags
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint brush comb
  • Paint brush/roller spinner

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Denatured alcohol
  • Household ammonia
  • Lacquer thinner
  • Newspaper
  • Paint thinner