Slayer of Brushes? No More!

pinksoapI am one of those unfortunate souls who does not know how to keep a paint brush in a healthy shape.  Someone on TMP recommended a certain kind of brush soap and swore it would extend the life of a paint brush for quite a long time.  I don’t remember the brand but could not find it at my local craft store anyway.  What I did find was Pink Soap.  There are no directions but I assumed that it was a simple application to the index finger.  You then can work it gently in to the bristles with your index finger and thumb.  Then rinse the brush and store properly until the next time.   I have to say the results are quite impressive.  I’ve had 4 paint sessions with my latest set of brushes and there is no sign of wear what so ever.  Normally, I would have destroyed at least one brush by the 4th session.  The bristles have maintained their color without a trace of pigment.  I’d highly recommend brush soap to anyone who paints, anything (miniatures, pictures, ceramics whatever).  A little bit goes a long way.

4 Responses to Slayer of Brushes? No More!

  1. Aaron says:

    Good idea to use the fingers to work it in.

  2. John,

    Where did you shoplift the soap from? Michaels?


  3. acarhj says:

    Haha Chris! Michaels. Yes. In the brush section. I went with the small bottle because I had no idea how well it would work. The medium sized bottle is a comparative bargain.

  4. Thanks! I’ll look for it the next time I go. It’s nice having a 40%-off coupon every week, too.


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