Paint brush with hardened oil primer on it: I have forgotten the method of cleaning it. Any help with this?

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  • 9 months ago

    Try subterps, or an acetone product.

    Source(s): Many years of personal experience.
  • 9 months ago

    If turpentine soaking won't do it after a week, buy a new brush. Aw, just buy a new brush so you can get to the job and finish it before the game comes on.

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Hardened oil base paint will need to be soaked in turpentine.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Have you also forgotten how to pick an appropriate category to post your "question" in? WTF does this have to do with cars & transportation?

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    Paint remover will clean it but it’s probably not worth the effort. 

  • 9 months ago

    new brushes are  often best way forward though  if we want to sue it for something like a fence paint where surface finish is not important w can try several methods. eg  tap hard paint  with  hammer to  make much of it flake off. wire brusk going in direction away from handle and  along  hair  line direction. snack  airs of brush in paint stripper. wash out  with deteregent and fresh water and dry.  cleaned quiet a few old  brushed this way but  only when surface I need to paint was not an issue . her in mind  w can get loose hairs too. so spend more time and effort trying to get a decent finish that it simply isn't worth. doing . bottom line =new brush is best .

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Take the brush and place it in a bag, a trash bag. It will cost you more to clean it than to buy a new one.

  • Poppy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Easy, go buy a new one. Even if possible, time involved will far exceed the cost of a new brush. Not to mention the cost of chemical to dissolve the paint.

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