Why You Should Pre-Clean Your Paintbrushes

Learn how to make cleaning paint brushes much easier with just a little bit of prep work.

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Cleaning paintbrushes after a long day of painting can be a long, lonely task. One way to make things go more smoothly is to plan ahead. The next time you’re getting ready to paint, run your brush (or brushes) through whatever cleaning solution is required for that specific paint (for water-based paints use water, for oil-based paints use paint thinner). This “pre-soaking” will actually keep the paint from bonding too much with the bristles of the brush and will result in a much easier clean up process. Get to know these interior house painting tips and techniques for smoother projects.

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