Tips for Caring for Your Artist Brushes

Good, well kept brushes will have a much longer life and be far more pleasant to work with if the following very simple rules are followed:

* Always clean brushes immediately after use

* Never leave brushes resting on their bristles or hairs.

* Shape up the hairs after cleaning.

If storing brushes for any length of time, make sure they are clean and perfectly dry before putting them away in a box with a tight fitting lid. Mothballs or naphthalene may be used as a moth deterrent, but neither should be relied upon as a sure prevention.