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Phil Caterino Posted: february 7, 2020 / Modified: february 7, 2020
I have a set of brushes that have lasted me for over two decades. There are two factors for this; one, they are very good brushes to start with, well worth the cost and two, I take care of them, brush maintenance is key!
I use a french brand called Isabey that is handmade and is a wonderful brush. A brush is very personal and their style suits my way of painting very well. There are numerous other high-quality brands in the market and you will have to find one through trial and error that matches your style of painting.
The good news for painters that do not have a trust fund for materials is that you can also make inexpensive brushes last also with a little care.
Do not let the paint migrate to the ferrule of the brush. (The metal part)
Immediately clean the brush after using with solvent (or water for acrylics)
After drying, wash brush with soap and water and hang to dry.
Three simple things to make your brushes last!

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