How-To: Clean Old Paintbrushes

Craft & Design
How-To: Clean Old Paintbrushes


Image: Apartment Therapy credits Lost Found Art.

We’ve all got them: one or two sadly abandoned paintbrushes kicking around the basement, workshop, or studio space. I mean, we were going to clean them, but then the paint dried, and now they’re just sitting there, collecting dust and waiting to get tossed in the next big cleaning spree.

Sound familiar? Well, turns out, there’s still hope! Bring those crusty old brushes back to useful life with these helpful paintbrush cleaning tips from Apartment Therapy.


Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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