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  • Alexandra Orchard

    Revive Old Paintbrushes - soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes to remove paint and soften bristles. Wash in hot soapy water then rinse and let dry. Good as new - Some of my school brushes really need it.

  • Tessa Campbell

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

  • SP Ferris

    I wonder if this works? It's from This Old House! "Revive Old Paintbrushes - 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."

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#3 Use vinegar & hot water to clean paintbrushes. Fill a small bowl with 1/2 vinegar, 1/2 hot water, soak for 30 minutes. If you have a brush that's really dirty and has dried paint on it, put your brush in a small pot and cover the bristles in vinegar. Bring the vinegar to a boil and let simmer for a few minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool before you remove the brush. Once it's cool, wash it with water and you should be able to gently clean all the paint off really easily.

10 Vinegar Cleaning Secrets. So many amazing ways to use vinegar! This is so good to know!

Soak old paintbrushes in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new. Good to know.

Soak old paintbrushes in vinegar for 30 minutes. Good as new. Soak in water with fabric softener and paint won't dry on brush. I've been doing this for years. It works.

soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!

Clean Paint Brushes: Soak in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new!

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 found on This Old House :)

Good places to check for mold are under sinks, in your basement and just anywhere that may have retained moisture at some point. If you find it, you can easily remove it with regular vinegar.

Paint brushes! On a slightly deeper note, it's amazing to think that the work of art has a permanent impact on the very instrument that creates it :)

I used this before most cause it worked so well to clean with and the price was affordable. still use it today !

wipe down metal objects with vinegar before painting to keep the paint from peeling - I need to remember this

10 paint tricks you never knew! These are totally worth checking out before your next project!