These solvents, though convenient timesavers for keeping your brushes adequately cleansed throughout the day, don’t provide enough cleaning power by themselves. “You should thoroughly wash your brushes at the end of each business day using an antibacterial cleaner/soap,” says Bock. She advises concentrating on washing the hairs only, and not the handle. “Handles can be gently wiped clean with a paper towel, if needed.” She explains that if you get the wood handles wet, the wood may expand and contract, leading the handles to loosen from the ferrule.
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