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Casa Quickie: Freeze 'Em

Casa Quickie: Freeze 'Em

When you're painting your interiors, and the task takes more than one day, it's a pain in the butt to have to wash all of your brushes and supplies whenever you take a break. So instead of washing all of the paint off my brushes, I just pop them in the freezer in a plastic bag and defrost them when I need to get back to my paintstaking project. If you've got room to spare in your freezer, you might as well keep your brushes frozen even after your project is done. That way, if you ever need to do touchups, your brush will be ice cold and ready to go!

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KatiReilly KatiReilly 8 years
Thanks for posting that Kyley, the exact same thing happened to me! We purchased super cheap brushes ($2 each) and I suggested freezing them when we finished up painting one night so they'd be ready for the morning. My boyfriend thought I was a total weirdo, but it really works! I'm definitely going to call his attention to this tip!
katebmore katebmore 8 years
Ha! Paintstaking, good one. I also keep my rollers IN the can of paint. I got the tip from a pro painter in the Duron store. Saves so much time in clean up and set up!
Kyley Kyley 8 years
Thanks Casa! I am printing out this page and showing it to a friend. We were painting in his new house and I suggested putting the brushes in the freezer while we waited for the first coat to dry, and I got a ton of looks of disbelief. I'm not crazy!
Peggasus Peggasus 8 years
That IS a great tip, but I would also like to add that (as a former decorative and mural artist) the paint has a tendency to get kind of gummy after a few days, and is extremely hard to get out, even after defrosting, then the brush may be lost. May I offer another tip? When you do wash your brushes, wrap the bristles in a little sleeve of folded newspaper to keep them nice and square for the next time.
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