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How to clean brushes and makeup brushes at home

Whether it’s the brushes that you have painted walls, furniture or cosmetics, paint brushes and brushes need a thorough cleaning.
Depending on their purpose, the brushes should be cleaned after each use or at least once a week. Find more information about cleaning these items and how you can maintain a good condition as long as possible.

Painting brushes
Paint brushes should be cleaned immediately after use. Otherwise they become rigid you have to throw. Cleaning should be done depending on the used paint. If it was a water-based paint, the easiest way is to leave the brush in warm soapy water for at least 5 hours. Finally, put the brush under running water and keep it clean for a few minutes, until it becomes perfectly clear. If the paint was oil-based, the only solution is to rinse them in special solvent. Keep them in this solution for 10 minutes and then rinse them with cold water.

Hair brushes
Hairbrush also need a thorough cleaning once every two weeks at most. Beyond that it is recommended to remove hairs that remain after each brushing , it  should be cleaned with a brush. Put the hair brush under running warm water, add a little shampoo or liquid soap and clean it with a small brush. Then rinse with warm water and let it dry . Eventually position the hairbrush  near a source of heat to dry faster.

Makeup brushes
Makeup brushes appear to be clean at first glance, especially if you wipe after each use with a napkin. However, makeup brushes gather over time, remnants of makeup, sweat and dead skin. For this reason, washing and disinfecting brushes is mandatory at most a month or even more often if you use them daily.
Fill a plastic bowl with warm water, add some Shampoo and rinse the brushes, gently massaging the hair. Finally rinse brushes with cold water and let them dry hair down and tail up, so that water wont leak to the root.

Clothes / shoes brushes
Brushes for clothing and shoes gather a lot of dust and dirt outside, which is why their cleaning should not be neglected. First they need disinfection. Soak the brush in warm water with liquid detergent, rinse them, then soak them in water with a little vinegar. Finally rinse brushes with cold water and let them dry.

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