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Neglected Brushes

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by JohnD, 5 Dec 2008.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD

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    Not a problem I'm familiar with as I am careful with them.

    Someone else used one of my best Perfection brushes and left it in a jar of water, probably intending to do some more another day. When I found it, it had dried out and gone hard. Is probably whilte undercoat and gloss.

    I left it for a couple of weeks in blue brush cleaner, and now the bristles flex about half way up but the stock is hard.

    The old feller is going daft so he isn't responsible.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Surely this is riddle of the week ?? Errrr. buy a new brush?
     
  4. JohnD

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    could do. Pity, though.
     
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    How much gunk / time would you spend resurrecting it?
     
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    I worked in a govt training scheme painting OAPs houses. The guy who doled out the equipment each day (quartermaster ??) - swore by Nitromors. Fill a jam jar with the stuff to just below where the bristles would be if the brush was inverted in the jar, no higher. Then leave until soft - repeat as the nitromors becomes gunked up.
     
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    do you mean immerse the bristles, or immerse the handle?
     
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    Sorry John D. I meant to say inserted not inverted :LOL:
    Getting my 'v' s and my 's' s mixed up. Of course you soak the brush in Nitromors up the the ferrule !

    Is someone taking the pivv ;)
     
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    Try soaking it in celloluse thinners and then wash back out with turps.
     
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    I look after my brushes and some I inherited from my dad. A short while ago Mrs Therms decided to paint something (goodness knows why). She left the brush lying on the top of the paint tin. When I found it I could have sharpened the end and used it as a chisel. I was furious.

    I tried soaking the brush in paint stripper and although it got most the paint out the brush was never the same again. The bristles are fluffy and the shape had gone.

    Have a go with the paint stripper, you’ve nothing to lose… and learn your lesson about lending things.
     
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    Inherited brushes :eek: :eek: :eek:

    I inherited a broom from my grandad, I've still got it. It's had 3 new heads and 2 new handles.
     
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    :D :D :D
     
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    Priceless, Priceless!!!!!!!!
     
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    And very very old,lol
     
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    you're right there :eek:

    "Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:19 am"
     
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