Cleaning painting supplies and tools ensures long-lasting equipment and service life. In addition, you will save money from buying new ones and avoid creating wastes. Here are the tips on how to clean painting supplies and tools.
After painting, paint brush bristle will soon stiffen and harden. When the time comes for another round of painting projects, the same brush will be unusable or difficult to use. To avoid a hardened brush, immediately clean the used brush in a paint thinner. Use a paint thinner depending on the type of paint that your brush has been used with. For example, if you used a paint brush with oil based or enamel paint, try a mixture of linseed oil and turpentine. For latex or acrylic paints, water can be used to clean brushes. Avoid using water to clean paint brushes that were used with oil based paints since water and oil are insoluble.
Hardened brushes that were used with enamel, oil based and latex paints can be often or removed of their paint residues. Heat a cooking vinegar and bring to boil. Soak the paint brushes and after an hour, manually remove paint residues from the brush bristles by using a hard brush.The paint should come off and wild be easily cleaned. Rinse with water and hang to dry.
First, remove excess paint repeatedly by using a brush comb while under running water. Once all the excess paint has been removed, Rinse rollers with running water through its center and the outside. Comb the roller again while under running water.
Run water inside the sprayer by using a compressor. The excess paint will come out of the nozzle until no paint is left inside the tube. By cleaning sprayers, you will avoid hardened paint blocked nozzle opening.
Pad painters are flat paint applicator that are easy to use and applies paint uniformly. Unlike brushes that may need more than one stroke to coat a surface, pad painters just only use one stroke.It comes with roller tray to remove excess paint. After using pad painter, soak the pad in warm water and let the latex or non oil paints soften.