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The Easy Paintbrush Cleaning Method Joanna Gaines Swears By
Joanna Gaines, the star of HGTV's "Fixer Upper," has devised a remarkably efficient and straightforward method to clean paintbrushes using everyday household items.
To follow her cleaning technique, you'll need white vinegar, hot water, soapy water, two large containers, a suitably-sized brush or comb, and a towel for drying the paintbrushes.
Heat the white vinegar in the microwave or on the stove, then pour it into one of the containers. Immerse the dirty paintbrushes, and allow them to soak for 20 to 30 minutes.
If the paintbrushes are caked in dried paint, let them soak longer. Afterward, use the brush or comb to gently tease out the softened gunk and paint clumps between the bristles.
Once the paintbrushes are clean, transfer them to another container filled with soapy water. This step ensures all the vinegar is washed off.
A final rinse with warm water completes the cleaning process, after which the paintbrushes can be patted dry and laid flat on a towel, rejuvenated and ready for their next task.