3 Ways to Make Your Paint Brushes Last Longer

There’s 3 simple ways to make your paint brushes last longer.  Whether you are painting in oil paints, acrylics, or watercolor you will want to take good care of your brushes.

Nobody wants ruined brushes so check out this free painting video and I’ll show you three simple ways to keep your finest brushes in perfect condition.


3 Ways to Make Your Paint Brushes Last Longer: Transcript

Do you want to make your brushes last longer, saving you time and money? Stick around, I’ll show you how.

So you want your brushes to last a long time. Where are you storing them? You have got to get one of these boxes, not necessarily this exact box here, but you’ve got to have a nice place to store your brushes because they shouldn’t be running into one another or leaning on the bristles.

The other thing you don’t want to do with your paint brushes is stand them up on top of the bristles. A little brush like this will get ruined very, very quickly.

The third and final thing you should absolutely avoid at all times is keeping your paint brushes in a container of water for a long period of time. What happens if you do that is the water ends up soaking up into the wooden part, the handle, it ends up swelling the wood, it cracks the varnish and then the metal part which is called the ferrule loosens up and your bristles separate from the handle. Nobody likes that.

So if you follow these three rules your brushes should last a long time. I’m John Morfis from helloartsy.com, thanks for watching!


  1. I really like your tutorial videos! You simply and define everything is very easy and understandable manner. Because of this, i can easily remember the “How to…”

    1. John Morfis says:

      Thanks Carol, I’ll be making more videos for the Fall season.

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