Pro Tips to Clean and Preserve Your Paint Tools

They say a tradesman is only as good as his (or her) tools, and when it comes to painting, there is no exception. Although more expensive in the initial outlay, good quality paint brushes and rollers can not only save money in the long run (even the cost of cheap paint brushes adds up when you need to buy new ones each and every time you start a new painting project) but they can also save time and frustration during the job. If you have ever had to carefully pick out stray paintbrush bristles from your freshly-painted wall, you will understand only too well!

That is why, if you have invested in quality paint tools, it is important to take good care of them. Cleaning should be done as soon as possible once you have finished painting – hard, dry paint on your tools is much more difficult to clean than wet paint.

 

TIP: To keep your brushes from drying out between coats, wrap the brush in some plastic wrap or pop it into an airtight bag.

 

After you have finished painting, wipe off any excess paint and gently remove any loose bristles – then it is time to clean your brushes and rollers with a good quality cleaner.

 

Mineral Turpentine was once the go-to when it came to cleaning your painting tools, but it has unpleasant fumes so was a job you had to do with plenty of ventilation, even though there are some low-odour varieties available. Luckily, better options for you and your family are now at your fingertips.

 

Bondall Waterbased Turps is non-toxic, non-flammable and nearly odourless, and as a product that can clean up both water-based and oil-based paints, it is the only product you will need to effectively clean up your paint equipment, as well as any paint spills. Another great advantage is even though it has no harmful chemicals and is environmentally friendly, it still gets the job done like a pro.

 

For more details about Bondall Waterbased Turps go to bondall.com/turps-waterbased/