Had a nice brush that I used to apply varnish and, as is my burden, didn't
clean it very well.
"Oh, what the heck," I said, "might as well use it to apply MEK."
That really FUBARed the brush.
So, I decided to try the technique I learned at last week's Home & Garden
Show painting class; it's a three-step process:
1. Swish the brush around in mineral spirits for ten seconds or more, spin
out the brush*.
2. Swish the brush in a 50-50 mixture of mineral spirits and alcohol, spin
out the brush.
3. Swish the brush in 100% alcohol, spin out the brush.
The doggone brush turned out pristine. Heck, I could use it to apply shaving
soap to a female porn star's nether regions! If I had shaving soap... and,
oh yeah, a female porn star.
For latex paints, the technique is a bit different.
1. Swish the tool in water to which has been added a generous amount of -
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