Taking care of my investment in hand tools is often something I admit I overlook. It has been easy for me to say it isn’t worth the time it takes to properly clean a brush. Not to mention how hard it can be with certain coatings to even get them clean.
Usually when I finish a job I toss brushes that I consider worn. However after I recently read about using Crud Kutter to clean brushes I thought I would give it a try. I had a handful of really dirty brushes several of which were candidates for the duster pile, and thought I would give it a shot cleaning them with Krud Kutter. I stopped by Sherwin Williams yesterday and purchased a gallon, and today I gave them a few hours soak time. After soaking I then used a nylon brush to give them a quick scrub, and I was amazed how quickly then cleaned up.
It really was almost effortless to remove weeks of build up from some my favorite brushes, one of which I can’t buy locally. It didn’t get all that ultra deep black that Ben Moore Softgloss is notorious for leaving behind, it will take lacquer thinner to get that out. I will be using Krud Kutter again instead of giving up on brushes that are showing their age. Time to go clean my pumps now.