How to clean a paint brush and paint roller

Cleaning your paintbrush and roller insert after a job is a great way to save money. Paintbrushes and roller inserts range anywhere from five to twenty five dollars, being able to recycle your paintbrush and roller insert between jobs can save you a lot of money over time. A mixture of warm water and dish soap is the best cleaning solution to use when cleaning a paintbrush or roller insert. To make the mixture You are going to want to find a clean container, add 2 parts water 1 part dish soap and stir the mixture until it is adequately mixed. It is important to remember to never soak your paint brush in the mixture for an extended period of time as doing so can damage the end of the bristles. To clean a paintbrush you are going to want to dip the paint brush into the mixture, working the soap through the brush bristles. Follow with a clear water rinse. Repeat the process if necessary. After the paint brush is clean to your satisfaction to dry it off you are going to want to grasp the paint brush by the hand, flick and spin the brush allowing the water on the brush to fly off. Once the majority of excess water is off the brush go ahead and take a towel or paper towels and gently touch it to the brush to remove the rest of the water, you do not want to rub it vigorously as this can damage the bristles. To clean a roller insert you are going to want to make the same water and dish soap mixture in a clean container. Take the roller insert and dip it in the mixture, while the roller is in the mixture gently rub the paint off the nap with your hands. Rinse with clear water and repeat until the roller insert is cleaned to your satisfaction. To dry the roller insert gently pat dry the roller insert with a towel or paper towel. Using these steps to clean your paintbrushes and roller inserts is a fantastic way to reuse them and save money.


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