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Do you ever finish a painting project, get side tracked and forget to clean your brushes? Times when you can't seem to get all the paint out of the brushes. To soften paint brushes "bring a pan of white vinegar to [a] boil on the [stove]." Once the vinegar is boiling add the paint brushes. "Allow [the] brushes to simmer for around 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and wash in hot soapy water."
Home made paint brushes...