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Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by ablaze, Apr 3, 2007.
Cleaning the brush is the worst bit about painting. It was ok when I lived on my own but OH does like me to do the whole white spirit thing. Trouble is, I have to white spirit the handle too cos somehow it gets all covered in paint. And even when I've done all that, 24 hours later the brush would work better as a wallpaper stripper.
Why waste your life!?
indeed helen!!! waste o time!!!
LOL Im naughty and I buy cheap paint brushes and rollers (they are the worst) so I throw them away after every use so I dont have to clean them. So far in decorating the new house Ihave got though about 16 brushes and 6 rollers!
We had a decorator in just over a year ago. He had the same brush he'd started with and was appalled that I just binned them (and not just the cheap ones! )
im done with painting, done ellas room and glossed the window sil and skirting boards, its a nightmare the gloss was like glue i didnt even bother washing the brush and the tray just chucked it haha. I was gona do the door and door frame but really cdnt be bothered so I left them as they werent that bed! Id just do what really needs it!
i stuck the brushes in the freezer in a freezer bag and just re used them, saves cleaning them if your going to use it for the same thing again
*tip from how clean is your house*
hehe I hadnt read all the thread before I posted this, good to know im not the only one who throws it away afterwards lol!
the freezer bag idea is genious! what about the tray with the left over paint in it PMSL
if you leave that to dry it should just peel off shouldnt it :s
lol not sure iv never tried coz I just throw it away!
I use carrier bags for the rollers after emulsioning as well. I love glosssing! The sanding down and getting that glass like finish, ahhhhhhhhhhh, beautiful!
i dont do any of that so i really dont know tbh but i seen thefreezer bag tip on how clean is your house becuse this woman had about 50 glasses full of spirit with old paint brushes in them and they had all gone off so it was like big blobs of jelly *yuck* and aggie said to wrap the brush in a freezer bag and pop into teh freezer and just to take out a few minutes before your ready to use again
Yeah if your doing a load of glossing over several days you can just stick the brush in a sandwich bag at the end of each day, thats what I did when I had to paint all the skirts and banister and everything in my hall, Iused the same brush for a while then. Dont think it works with water based emulsum paints though, just oil based, and for those Iuse the brus stright out of the tin, so Idont have a container to wash up anyway.
Deffo works with carrier bags and emulsion for rollers!