Clean Dirty Paintbrushes In A Snap With A Fork

Clean Dirty Paintbrushes In A Snap With A Fork

Your paintbrushes should be clean and dry when you store them, but getting all that paint out of the bristles can be messy. Rather than use your hands or buy a brush comb, grab a fork to get between those bristles.

Image from alancleaver.

Once you rinse the brush to get the outside layer of paint off, run a fork through the bristles to wash the rest of it out so you know that your brushes are as clean as possible for next time. If possible, use a fork with long tines so that you have more space between them to get further into the brush. This small adjustment to your cleaning technique will help keep your paintbrushes in better condition and prevent clumps of paint from drying in the bristles, making it harder to use in the future.

10 Uses for Old Flatware [This Old House]

Lifehacker’s Workshop column covers DIY tips, techniques and projects.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.