We do not use any chemicals or agents for cleanup other than soap and water. Our brushes are cleaned in a very simple manner.
Residual paint is wiped off with a paper towel by wiping away from the ferrule. Gentle brush wiping is continued until little to no paint is seen on the paper towel. The brushes are then gently washed with soap and water and any bristle brushes are then tied in position.
In lukewarm water, brushes’ hair bundles are gently rotated onto a bar of soap until all remaining evidence of residual paint disappears. Take care to not press hard when washing against the soap as some soap remnants may become lodged in the ferrule causing damage. Rinse any remaining soap from the hair bundle.
Synthetics and Sable brushes can be gently shaped by hand and then placed upright in a minimal dust environment to dry. Bristles can be tied into position so that they maintain their shape. This is done by wetting a length of string and then wrapping it around the ferrule and hair bundle. This string should never be wrapped too tightly as it may cause the tip of the brush to flare defeating the purpose of brush tying altogether. To achieve a delicate wrap—hold one end of the wet string on the ferrule with your finger while you carefully rotate the brush. This will help to ensure you do not wrap the brush too tightly. Once wrapped, you can gently mold the shape of the brush and store upright to dry in a minimal dust environment. This practice of careful maintenance will greatly increase the lifespan of your materials.