If you are like me, you are constantly using a paintbrush. Whether I’m using it for a few quick sample brushstrokes to test paint colors or for bigger projects around the home, it feels like I’m forever washing paintbrushes. This means I am constantly having to wash those paintbrushes. No fun! I made my own DIY brush cleaner that has made the process so much simpler though.
Now, if you are like me and you are feeling less than excited when it comes to cleaning those brushes, you will want to check out this cheap and easy DIY paint brush cleaner idea.
This little hack has saved me so much time and saved my hands from being in water and painting when I am done with my paintbrush.
Keep scrolling to find out how to make your own!
DIY Paint Brush Cleaner Jar:
Time needed: 5 minutes
Supplies: Glass Mason Jar / Plastic Container, Metal Chicken Wire Ribbon, and Scissors
- I prefer a glass mason jar or see through plastic container
You can also use an old pickle jar or recycled glass jar from your pantry.
- Get some metal chicken wire ribbon
Fold a few layers accordion style about one or two inches longer than the width of your jar, and cut straight across.
- Put your metal chicken wire ribbon in the jar
I form the accordion into a rainbow shape downward to get it into the jar
Once it’s in the bottom of your jar still in the rainbow form, press down in the center to form a “nest” shape
This also pushes the ends of the wire out and secures them into the sides of the jar so it won’t roll when you are cleaning your brush
- Fill with water
You can also use your preferred brush cleaning agent
- Clean your brushes
Stick your brush in the water and scrape it against the wire to clean the paint off of your brush.
Dry with a paper towel and voila!
- Change your water/cleaning agent as needed
I leave mine for a while, especially if I am using it for craft paint
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