Cleaning Paint Brushes without Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning Paint Brushes without Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning Paint Brushes without Harsh Chemicals

Instead of tossing your old, frayed brushes, try this simple technique for cleaning paint brushes without harsh chemicals solvents.

This post is part of a series that we’re working on about how to repair your tools and supplies rather than replacing them. If you have tips on how you keep your own crafty tools in tip top shape, I hope you’ll share them with us! Drop a link in the comments or shoot us an email through the site contact page.

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Agus Yornet went to 13 years of painting school and shares the technique she learned there for maintaining and cleaning her paint brushes. You only need a few supplies to do it, and her instructions are beautifully photographed.

Cleaning Paint Brushes

Here’s what you’ll need:

+ some funky paint brushes that need a little love

+ bar laundry soap (she calls it ‘whitesoap’)

+ white vinegar

+ pot for boiling

+ paper towel

You can get the step-by-step with lots of helpful pictures here!

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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