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Old 02-02-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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I was told that I can use denatured alcohol to clean dried paint where the ferrule and nylon meet? Is this correct?

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Steven, alcohol and a wire brush will clean dried latex from the ferrule. But, paint on the outside is indicative of paint throughout the resevoir area of the brush. If you squeeze that area of the brush, does it feel hardened? If so, that will prevent the brush from functioning properly--it won't hold paint and will cause it to drip more. Getting the dried paint out of there will be a nightmare and next to impossible, since it's not going to melt and slide out. At 10 bucks a quart, you'll have to buy enough to fully sink the brush, then try to work the softened paint out with a brush comb, another few bucks. And, you still won't get it all out. You'll loosen it enough that it will work itself out as you're using it and you'll be picking it out of your finish as you paint. How much did the brush cost? How much is your time worth? Do the math. Get whatever you can out of the brush, for priming or a duster. Sorry my friend, it's that simple. When washing brushes, wire brush the ferrule area, trying to avoid tearing the ends of the bristles, and rinse for another minute after the water runs clear. The newer paints are harder to clean out of the resevoir.
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i spray my brushs with WD-40 after im done washing them.......for a brand new brush i soak in it a can filled with WD-40 then spin it out, makes cleans up easier and seems to help preserve the bristles..........maybe what i am doing is wrong but in my mind it seems right lol
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What I would do is to clean it is with paint thinner, let it soak it for a while and then see if it bends out. Or if the paint comes out of it. but soaking it for a while is an important key! I have a some if you want to look at them.

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[quote=Ole34;583845]i spray my brushs with WD-40 after im done washing them.......for a brand new brush i soak in it a can filled with WD-40 then spin it out, makes cleans up easier and seems to help preserve the bristles..........maybe what i am doing is wrong but in my mind it seems right

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i spray my brushs with WD-40 after im done washing them.......for a brand new brush i soak in it a can filled with WD-40 then spin it out, makes cleans up easier and seems to help preserve the bristles..........maybe what i am doing is wrong but in my mind it seems right

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have you ever tried it ???? if not then keep your comments to yourself......wd-40 works for most anything, and it absorbs any moisture left in the brush and helps preserve the bristles..............oil is a natural preservative, maybe you didn't know that........i also spray some in my 5's and cut cans.....when it dries it leaves a protective film and the paint washes out easier..... i have been using the same buckets for years and they all look new still to this day. im not a Super Master Painter for nothin

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thousands of uses for WD-40 ...........key ingrediant in WD-40 is Fish oil



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i spray my brushs with WD-40 after im done washing them.......for a brand new brush i soak in it a can filled with WD-40 then spin it out, makes cleans up easier and seems to help preserve the bristles..........maybe what i am doing is wrong but in my mind it seems right

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Thanks for that! I learned a lot...... Only use it to clean decals and gum.

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i laugh when i see painters covering windows with PLASTIC or NEWSPAPER when painting exteriors ...wasting hours in the process and adding additional labor hours to the job all the while increasing the total cost for the job ................i spray the windows down with WD-40, roll the wall then wipe down the windows with a rag............done, and if i want i can charge extra for window cleaning
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and how doesa it affect the ability of the brush to hol latex paint?

Would you use wd-40 to clean something then paint it with latex?

Wd leaves a film if my memory serves me right.

I hear it is not good for cleaning a gun.
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and how doesa it affect the ability of the brush to hol latex paint?

Would you use wd-40 to clean something then paint it with latex?

Wd leaves a film if my memory serves me right.

I hear it is not good for cleaning a gun.

it doesnt affect my brushes at all...... most of it evaporates or something, i dont know lol ..........i havent had a problem in all the years ive done it



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Is the OP referring to cleaning a ferrule for a compression fitting with a brush?

I might be wrong, but thats what it sounds liket to me.

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