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  • Patricia Toombs

    use vinegar to clean paint brushes. Soak gunked-up nylon brushes in hot vinegar for up to 30 minutes to remove paint and soften the bristles. Afterward, wash them in hot, soapy water, brushing off paint as needed, then rinse and let dry—good as new.

  • Britney Heywood

    Soak dirty paint brushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes, then rinse with soap and water and let dry. Good as new!

  • Lisa Mcgee Smith

    How to clean paint brushes: soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!

  • N Olthaus

    To remove paint Soak old paint brushes in HOT vinegar for 30 minutes and then wash. The old paint will come out and they will be as good as new. Just one of the many ideas Ive found on This Old House :)

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