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Posted on How to store a wet paintbrush up to 3 days for reuse

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 11:59 AM



I ve heard all of these before and agree, but; can you store a brush that has been used with shellac or other quick drying coatings in the same way? How about brushes using contact cement?

- MrRon


Just a tip about the shellac, Ron. Those brushes (if dedicated to shellac use) don’t have to be cleaned or anything else….just let the shellac harden on the brush. The before you use it the next time, suspend the brush bristles in a jar of DNA, or the shellac you intend to apply. They soften up after about 15 minutes and are ready to go. No solution for contact cement….I think I would use the cheap disposable chip brushes and pitch it after you’re done.

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