Bent bristles on paint brush

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Topic by John posted 01-16-2014 11:47 AM 7621 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2014 11:47 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question paint brush bristles

Bristles on one of my good paint brushes have taken a slight curve. Evidently got this way while drying after a job. How do I straighten them out? Soak in hot Water?

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01-17-2014 05:28 PM

I’ve had good luck with hot water on synthetic bristles. REALLY hot but not boiling. Let the brush hang to dry. don’t sit the brush in a jar or you get…....well you know.

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01-17-2014 08:33 PM

Thanks, Gary. That was what I was thinking but wanted to see if there was any other way. Not sure how they got bent as I don’t store them in a jar. Maybe got bent when I put them in a paint tray or something.

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11-30-2015 03:33 AM

After thoroughly cleaning a brush, stoning it in a sleeve helps to marinating it shape. Using several small sheets of newspaper with the tip edge fitting in the centerfold of the paper the remaining sides of the paper are folded to the long edge of the brush bristles. The folded paper is secured with a rubber band around the brush hub.
Sorry for the unclear description, but any website can pictorially present this process that has been used by generations in brush care.

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