Brush Question

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  1. r2800doublewasp

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    Hi! I was just wondering....What is the best way to clean/take care of a paint brush?? I only brush paint my planes(wish I could use an air brush!!). I just usually use testors thinner to remove the paint after i am done and then just put the brush away. The problem is that the brush's bristles become stuck together and the brush becomes hard, making more nasty line when I paint and eventually it becomes useless. What is the best way to clean and keep a brush for the longest time without having to keep buying new brushes?

    Thanks R2800
    (I use model master and testors paints btw if that helps)
     
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    #2 Wurger, Nov 3, 2009
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    When you have your brushes cleaned with the Testors thinner wash up these with warm water and soap.Then rinse them with warm water and a liquid for rinsing the woollen fabric.

    ALso I suggest using brushes of the natural ( genuine ) hair ( sable for instance)
     
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    I bought a gallon of lacquer thinner at Home Depot. Once for ounce, costs way less than anything a hobby shop will sell you and it gets all the paint out. You could dip your dried up brushes into it and they'll come clean.
     
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    Ok thanks I will try that :)
     
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