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Can a latex brush put in paint thinner cleaned and used for latex still?

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2007-10-15 14:42:48
2007-10-15 14:42:48

Yes If using latex paint, DO NOT use paint thinner to clean the brush, instead use a wire brush and luke-warm water, wait til dried then it's ok to use again. Bill's Painting Lanc P.A. ______________________________________________

No you really should not use this brush for a water based product again. The residue from the paint thinner will never completely be removed. The bristles of the brush are damaged now and will not give you a clean flow to your next project. Better to chalk it up to experience and invest in a new brush. Make sure when you're purchasing it that the cover says for "latex" paints. You can buy a brush, cover reading: "for all paints", or one, cover reading: "for oil based" . When cleaning your brushes (used for latex paint), wash them out in warm water not cold. Cold water makes the paint set-up (dry). You can use dish detergent, but when I don't, have the pro-brush cleaner/conditioner, i like to use shampoo. It does for the brush what it does for your hair. I also use conditioner for the bristles. After you wash out brush thoroughly, apply conditioner and leave it in the brush. Re-form the shape of the brush as to avoid any stray hairs. Wash it out before you use it the next time.

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