How to Clean Hardened Paintbrushes Naturally

Simple Solution

Hardened paint can often be removed from a paintbrush naturally using household vinegar.
Here’s how:

• Heat white vinegar in a pot on the stove to almost boiling.
• Place the paintbrush in a disposable aluminum baking pan.
• Pour the hot vinegar over the paintbrush.
• Wait 20 or so minutes.
• Then, use a brush comb to remove the softened paint.
• Wash the brush with warm, soapy water.
• Rinse the paintbrush with clean water.
• Allow the brush to dry on a flat surface.


Please Leave a Comment

We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at

How to Clean Hardened Paintbrushes Naturally