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A Recycled Brush Holder

A good finishing brush can be pretty expensive, so I like to take special care of them and make sure they're kept as clean as possible. It's best if you can suspend your brush in a can of thinner.

But, if you just stand a paint brush up in a can or jar of paint thinner, you wind up with a useless brush because the bristles will eventually curl.

So, since I'm big into recycling, I found another use for those plastic "containers" that baby wipes come in. The lids already have an expansion hole in the top. This makes it easy to insert the brush handle, so the hole grips the handle firmly. And with the lid in place, the brush stays suspended and the thinner doesn't evaporate nearly as quickly.

Clean, straight brushes
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