Bristol Decorator wrote:I was once told to soak brushes in linseed oil to keep them soft, Ive never tried it but would make senseFlash Point wrote:mikethebrush wrote:
My advice is to never put a natural bristle brush straight into water or a water-borne paint. Bristles are tubular and even though the manufacturer may set the bristles in a resin at the stock end water is still likely to be drawn up these capillaries, this will cause your brush to lose its springiness. I recommend that you always baptise your bristle brushes in an oil-based paint in order to seal off the ends and so stop this natural action.
I think you may be thinking of varnish brushes which were to be used again the following day. We used to suspend them up to the stock in a mixture of linseed oil and turps substitute. They were always cleaned and washed out thoroughly upon completion.